Literacy Services

Building Skills, Changing Lives

Become a Learner:

Literacy Services provides tutoring to English-speaking adults who want to improve their basic reading, writing and speaking skills. Learners are provided a friendly, supportive environment where their needs and goals are valued. Instruction is provided by trained volunteers. One-to-one tutoring sessions and group conversation classes are offered. Literacy services are open to adults 18 years and over and are free and confidential. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about our services, please call Rebecca Elder at 626-256-8268 or email .

Mission Statement:

The Monrovia Public Library is the Community Relations Center, providing informational, educational, cultural and recreational resources and programs to support lifelong learning for people of all ages.

In support of this mission, Literacy Services helps adults acquire the skills and knowledge they need to be successful family members, workers, and citizens. The major areas of support are one-to-one and group tutoring.  The program emphasizes building upon basic literacy skills such as reading, writing, and speaking English, computer skills, and health and financial literacy.  For the adult learner, the program provides a path to a better quality of life, ending the family cycle of illiteracy, and building self-esteem and community awareness.

Become a Tutor:

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Monrovia Public Library seeks volunteers to work with adults to improve their reading, writing, and speaking skills. No prior teaching experience is necessary. Successful volunteers receive training and need to make a commitment of at least 1.5 – 3.0 hours per week for a minimum of six months. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, contact Carol Kampe at   626-256-8264 or

Become a Donor:

Funding for this program is made possible by your donations. Please send a check made out to Monrovia Public Library with Literacy Services in the memo line, to 321 S. Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016.

Additional funding is made possible by the US Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.


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