Walk up and curbside holds pickup services are available (see your library's schedule).  Lobby service has changed to walk up as of Monday, Nov 30.  (Read More)

Limited services are available, including walk up and curbside services.  Virtual programs and library support (Ask Us) are available Mon-Sat (excluding holidays). Some services listed in our website are currently unavailable.  View our list of currently available services

About Us

About Us

The Reading Program is a free service of the Santa Clara County Library District which helps qualifying adults improve their basic reading, writing, math, and computer skills.  Individual pairs of volunteer tutors and learners meet together at every SCCLD community library. Tutors support learners working toward a wide range of goals from mastering basic phonics and grammar rules, to obtaining a California driver’s license or launching a successful job search.  Our outreach operation based in Gilroy, California, provides small group ESL tutoring at basic, and intermediate proficiency levels.

The Reading Program started in 1985 as an early member of the State Library's California Literacy Campaign. Services are targeted to adults residing in the Santa Clara County Library District service area. Not sure if we serve your area? Go to the California Library Literacy Services website or call 1-888-767-7323, and they can connect you to the program nearest you.

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