Adult Literacy

You can Help- You can Learn


Literacy skills open doors and allow people to have the opportunity to succeed in school, work and life. You can help by becoming a tutor!

Our tutors:

  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Do not need to have previous tutoring or teaching experience
  • Have 2-3 hours a week to volunteer
  • Are able to volunteer during hours that the library is open
  • Are willing to be fingerprinted at city's expense 
  • Are able to commit at least 6 months to the program
  • A college degree is preferable

We value both personal and professional diversity in our tutors because we believe that every individual contributes something unique to this program.

Adult Learners

Since 2009 the Roseville Adult Literacy Program has helped hundreds of adult students learn to read, write, do math, achieve U.S. citizenship, gain job skills, and even go to college. Take the first step towards lifelong learning and a brighter future by signing up to be matched with a volunteer tutor today.

  • Be able to speak English comfortably
  • Be 16 years or older and not concurrently enrolled in high school
  • Seek instruction in reading, writing, or math skills
  • Have one or more personal literacy goals
  • Have motivation and a clear goal of what they want to learn in this program.

We can help you with a variety of skills, including:

  • Studying for the GED test
  • Studying for a high school diploma or military test
  • Help with basic reading, writing and math skills for community college 
  • Learning basic math, algebra and geometry

The Roseville Public Library offers a Basic ESL program to help you learn English. Click here to access this free online program. In-person ESL classes are available through the Roseville Adult School