Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
June 11th- July 30th!
We will be having weekly programs: every Thursday @ 11am & 3pm
More information will be posted about the Summer Reading Program at the end of May on the library website...make sure to check back for details!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
The quarterly Literacy Advocate Award was presented today to Katherine Cristovao, Self Sufficiency Counselor for the Health and Human Services Tulare District Office. Representing County Librarian Brian Lewis at the presentation, Patricia Habeck, Literacy Center Program Manager, thanked Ms. Cristovao for her efforts on behalf of HHSA’s clients.
Quoting from Mr. Lewis’ award letter, Ms. Habeck stated, “Your support and efforts show that you care about those you serve and are committed to making a difference in their lives.”
David Crawford, TulareWORKS Deputy Director, pointed out that Ms. Cristovao’s work “not only helps the clients, but also helps their children and their children’s children. It helps break the cycle of poverty, which is why we are here.” Concurring with Ms. Habeck, he told Ms. Cristovao, “What you do does make a difference.”
The Literacy Advocate Award honors HHSA staff members who have referred clients to the HHSA/Literacy Center program. These clients have limited reading, writing and mathematical skills, making it difficult for them to find and keep employment. The joint venture is aimed at improving these basic skills so that learners are job ready when opportunities arise.
Also attending the award presentation were Donna Hawley Ortiz, CalWORKS Unit Manager; Tessa Houston, Employment Services Program Specialist; Jorge Vidrio, Tulare District Office Program Specialist, and Win Doyle, Literacy Office Coordinator for the HHSA/Literacy program.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Tulare County Library proudly celebrates its 9th year serving adult learners in the READ TO SUCCEED Adult Literacy Program. For the ninth time, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors proclaimed ADULT LITERACY DAY, always the first Tuesday of April. Over 25 volunteer tutors and learners, as well as program supporters and program partners from Health and Human Services and Tulare County Sheriff's Department, attended the Board meeting to take part in the Proclamation and Celebration.
READ TO SUCCEED serves adult learners throughout Tulare County, assisting learners in meeting their literacy goals, getting GED’s, helping with job applications and other functional literacy issues. Three READ TO SUCCEED customers spoke about their experiences working with tutors at the Literacy Center, and Vicki Setzer represented the tutors, stating that every day is a day to celebrate success at the Literacy Center.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009