The Board of Supervisors proclaimed today, April 14, 2015, Library Literacy Day in Tulare County at their meeting this morning.
New County Librarian Darla Wegener, making her first formal appearance before the Board, introduced the Tulare County Library’s Read to Succeed Library Literacy Program Manager to the supervisors. She praised the literacy program and its tutors, saying, “I am proud to have our Library Literacy Day during National Library Week and proud of our program. I’m amazed at the commitment and dedication of the tutors who provide their time, knowledge, and skills in service to our learners.”
Sue Gillison, Program Manager, spoke about the great results the program has achieved. Sue and Kim Torrez, Tulare City Literacy Specialist, each introduced a learner to the audience. Edward Villarreal from Visalia and Yvette Armenta from Tulare city were chosen for this honor due to their accomplishments as adult literacy clients. Mr. Villarreal has learned greater skills in reading, writing and mathematics, and Ms. Armenta has earned her GED and has recently started a career with State Farm Insurance Company.
Board Chairman Steven Worthley read the proclamation, which stated that “…the County of Tulare is pleased with the success of the library’s literacy programs for adults within Tulare County, and commends and publicly acknowledges the efforts of the program staff, volunteer tutors, and learners in their future endeavors.”