Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Supporting community literacy
September 15, 2022
Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (AEFL Week) is September 18-24, 2022. Adult literacy can help improve everything from children's literacy, health outcomes, gender equality, and poverty. Every important social issue is impacted by literacy. When individuals strengthen their reading, writing, basic math, and computer/digital literacy skills, they can experience lower health care costs, find and keep sustainable employment, and change their families’ lives.

Sacramento Public Library is committed to supporting lifelong learning at any age and providing equitable access to learning resources and experiences to all in Sacramento County. Everyone needs help from time to time, whether it’s heading back to school or learning English or developing new skills to land the job. We're honored and proud to be able to help support the goals of our community in a variety of ways.

Our impact:
 Icons-Large_Homework-(1).png 200 adult learners on average per year in Sacramento County through individual tutoring in Adult Basic Education, GED/High School Equivalency preparation, and ESL/English language learning
 Icons-Large_Conversation.png 150 volunteer adult literacy tutors
 Icons-Large_Read-(1).png 140 adult learners studying remotely
 Icons-Large_Graduate.png 225 graduates earned diploma through Career Online High School with entry-level career certificates and job-readiness skills
 Icons-Large_Open-Book.png 7,000 hours of instruction provided
145 kids of 70 adult learners received free Family Literacy books, activities, and support materials

We support adult learners in achieving their personal goals. This can range from helping children with homework and communicating with teachers, helping a sick family member by reading and understanding health information and medications, or improving reading skills for office work or getting a better job with a shorter commute.
Learn more about our Adult Education resources or volunteer as tutor.