Welcome to the Reading Program

Become a Student:  Contact us if you, or an adult you know, wants help improving his or her reading skills.

Become a Tutor: Contact us if you want to help someone learn to read and write.

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Resources for Students & Tutors

Helpful resources compiled by the Reading Program staff.

Adult Core Skills by LearningExpress

Access this resource to improve your skills in reading, writing, and math, and prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam.

News for You

An online news source designed for people who are learning to read, write, or speak English. Password: FAC9CC

Online English Conversation Clubs

Practice English with Santa Clara County Library District's online English Conversation Clubs! Register for each session you want to attend.

Learning English

Books to Help You Learn English as a Second Language

Are you learning English or do you want to improve your English language skills? Find books that can help you.

Brainfuse Adult Learning Center

Live tutoring & skill building: Get one-on-one help with reading and writing, ESL, citizenship test, resume writing, and more.

Rosetta Stone for ESL

Say "hello" with Rosetta Stone. Learn English as a Second Language with Rosetta Stone.

Elementary (Gale In Context)

Read full-text articles on a broad range of topics. Includes charts & graphs, images, educational videos, and much more!

Resources for Tutors

New York Times: The Learning Network

Great resource for tutors & educators to teach English language learners using New York Times content.

Explora for Educational Professionals

Excellent source for teachers, tutors, & educators. Find professional development resources, lesson plans, research guides, & more.

Kanopy - ESL Instruction Videos

Improve vocabulary and listening skills with these great instructional videos for ESL.

Scholastic Go! Lesson Plans

Scholastic Go! offers lesson plans on a variety of topics. Use these lesson plans in conjunction with the Library's access to Scholastic Go!

Do You Want to Read and Write Better?

The Reading Program offers free online one-on-one tutoring for adults reading and writing below ninth grade level.
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