Adult Literacy Program

  • Welcome to the Adult Literacy Program Office!

    Welcome to the Adult Literacy Program Office!

211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Library Hours: 

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Monday: 10am-3pm
Tuesday: 10am-3pm
Wednesday: 10am-3pm
Thursday: 10am-3pm
Friday: 10am-3pm

Horas de la biblioteca:

Lunes: 10am-3pm
Martes: 10am-3pm
Miércoles: 10am-3pm
Jueves: 10am-3pm
Viernes: 10am-3pm


Sonoma County Library Adult Literacy provides one-to-one tutoring partnerships for adults who want to improve their English language and reading and writing skills. Our programs are learner-centered and community supported. We work with the adult learner in accomplishing their goals.


Adult Literacy one-to-one learning partner programs are available system-wide at all branches. The Adult Literacy Office is located inside the Central Santa Rosa Library on the second floor.

Listen to testimonials from our patrons!


Services We Offer

One-On-One Learning Partners for Adults

  • Learner Assessments & Goal setting
  • Tutor-Learner Partner Matching based on schedule & location preferences
  • English Language Partners - English listening, speaking and understanding
  • Adult Literacy Partners - build reading and writing skills
    • Adults work individually with their community volunteer tutor for a minimum of 2-3 hours per week at their local library
  • Family Literacy - Resources and early literacy practices shared with adult caregivers enrolled in our programs
  • Free learning materials for enrolled adults and tutors from our Adult Literacy Resource Library
  • Access to digital literacy resources: laptops, iPads for program participation and basic digital literacy skill goals

Tutor Support

  • Tutor orientation and training:
    • Working with adult learners, inclusive practices
    • English Language acquisition practices: listening, speaking, understanding
    • Core Literacy skill building pracices: reading and writing
  • Free instruction materials from the Adult Literacy Resource Library
  • Ongoing tutor support from the Adult Literacy Coordinator team

Small-Group Instruction - Library based

  • Virtual Let's Talk English Conversation Circles
    Register here
  • Reach Your Goals Classes
    Small group instruction focused on specific Roles & Goals skills for adult learners who have completed literacy assessment.

Group Adult Literacy and English Language Instruction - In Community at:

  • Sonoma County Jails through Sheriff’s Department Partner Contract
  • Outreach English Language Classes for adults sited at local schools:
    • Burbank Elementary

Writing & Publishing

  • SCL Literacy Publications/Learner Writing Collections
  • Quarterly Adult Literacy Community Newletter - featuring learner writings


  • Referrals to other adult education resources in the community.