Adult literacy tutor trainings will be offered starting October 11

September 9, 2016

Alachua County Library District’s (ACLD) Adult Literacy Program is seeking volunteers to work with adults. NOW! Foundations tutor trainings will be offered October 11, 13, 18, 20, 24 and November 1, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This free, intensive, dynamic training is provided for library literacy volunteers and all sessions will be held at Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue, in Storywoods Room, except Monday, Oct. 24, is in the Foundation Room. After training is completed, tutors will work with their adult readers twice each week.

The Library District’s Literacy Office partners with NOW! Corporation of Gainesville for tutor training. NOW! Foundations (Neuro-development Of Words) is a research-based program provided by the NOW! Corporation of Gainesville and Dr. Tim Conway of the Morris Centers, Einstein School and the University of Florida. ACLD is the first public library adult literacy program and the first volunteer-driven program to implement this research-based method. It has been proven to be effective in helping struggling readers build phonemic and oral awareness, skills they typically lack and which are necessary prior to introducing letters and decoding words.

Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to reserve space, contact ACLD Literacy Coordinator Theresa Sterling at 352-334-3929 or

For additional information, please visit the Library District’s eBranch at or contact Nickie Kortus at (352) 334-3909,



If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he or she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance.  Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event.  TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service). 


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