Alameda County Library
Listing Last Update: March 18, 2021
- To read and write better
- To find a family literacy program
- To study for my high school equivalency exam
- To learn English
- To improve my technology skills
You may use the contact information above to reach out to the program
or call 1-877-389-6874 for more help.
A safe place to reach your reading and writing goals.
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Student and Volunteer Success Stories
One day my daughter and me were at the library and saw a book and movie she liked. She didn't have a library card and I remembered I had a library card, so I was able to get her the book she needed. If it wasn't for these classes I wouldn't have had a chance to have a library card in my possession. Thank goodness for this program for helping my family and parolees like myself.
Good evening everyone, my name is Sophie. I'm in Connie's Reading Club. I wrote about the book called "Esperanza Rising" by Pamela Munoz Ryan.
When I read this book, I was so touched and kept thinking of myself. Like Esperanza, I'm a new resident of the United States of America. I have to adapt to everything new in this country. Sometimes I feel frustrated because I don't know how to express myself well in English. Even though I went to the Adult School and now am in the Reading Club, I still feel difficultly in organizing and expressing what I'm thinking in my mind.
I was very impressed with the part of crocheting in this book. Through crocheting, the author is trying to tell us several important things. First, crocheting can take our minds off worry. Second, lives are full of challenges, sometimes it's great and you're standing on the top of the mountain. Sometimes it makes you upset and you feel yourself down in the bottom of the valley. Third, never be afraid to restart your life.
I was very inspired by the above. Now when I feel down in daily life, I'll encourage myself in positive ways and try to be confident in learning a new language and making new friends.
I can honestly say I learn something new every Thursday night. From learning how to look for work to applying online, I am really impressed with how much support I get not just on Thursday night but through the week. It is so funny my teachers get more excited than me when I apply for work, also I learned how to have a cover letter to go with my resume which is something I never knew about. I can honestly say I have not only improved with the way I look for work to the way I talk to potential employers, I am very grateful for this program.