Help an adult learn to read at your library

Want to help an adult learn to read at your library?

Free literacy training for volunteers starts with an orientation July 8, 6:30 pm at Library Headquarters.

NOW! Foundations, a research-based program for struggling readers and those with dyslexia, will be offered to volunteers willing to work with adult struggling readers in Alachua County through the library’s literacy program.

NOW! Foundations (Neuro-development Of Words) is provided by the NOW! Corporation of Gainesville and Dr. Tim Conway of the Morris Centers, Einstein School and University of Florida. Learn more about Dr. Conway's work on Linkedin 

This free intense dynamic training helps build literacy skills before letters—abstract symbols— are introduced, starting at the oral awareness/phonemic awareness levels.

The schedule is as follows:

ACLD Adult Literacy Program Orientation   Library Headquarters, Meeting Room B
Wednesday, July 8    6:30 – 7:30 pm

Mondays and Wednesdays, July 13, 15, 20*, 22, 27 and 29    6:00 – 8:45pm
Library Headquarters  *All in room B except 7/20 in room A

After those 6 sessions tutors will work with their readers implementing the stages of NOW! Foundations practiced in training. After a month or two, depending on when most are ready, tutors reconvene for the final two evenings (six hours) of training.

For more information:

More about NOW! Foundations here

More about ACLD Adult Literacy Program requirements here

To register or for more information contact Literacy Coordinator Theresa Sterling at 352-334-3929 or