“Drop In” to HLP!


Humboldt Literacy Project invites community residents to attend its monthly informational “drop-ins” at three Humboldt County Public Library sites beginning Tuesday, Aug. 2, 3-5 p.m.

The participating libraries: Eureka Main Library, 1313 Third St., Arcata Library, 500 Seventh St. and Fortuna Library, 753 14th St., with McKinleyville to be included later this summer. These events are free. HLP board members and staff will be available to answer questions and to discuss ways to get involved with the organization as a learner or as a tutor.

Do you want to improve your reading? Do you know someone who needs to learn to read? Reading is essential not only as a leisure activity but for success in all aspects of everyday life. Key areas where reading is very important include finding employment, finding housing and utilizing social services. Should you sign a cell phone agreement or apartment lease if you can’t read it? How do you fill out a job application without being able to fully understand the job description and employee responsibilities?

In Humboldt County, an estimated 13,800 adults are functionally illiterate; they read below a fifth-grade level. Another 23,000 people in our county read below an eighth-grade level. Since 1985, Humboldt Literacy Project has been matching adult learners with trained tutors.

The drop-ins are scheduled to be held the first Tuesday of every month.

They will provide an opportunity for library patrons to find out about Humboldt Literacy Project’s multiple resources for Humboldt County residents.

For more information, please phone (707) 445-3655 or email literacyhelpers@gmail.com.



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