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Monrovia Public Library

Listing Last Update: July 6, 2018

Primary Contact

Victor Castellanos

(626) 256-8273

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Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To help my child learn
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my technology skills

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Program Overview

Located in the San Gabriel Valley, we help English-speaking adults 18 years and older improve reading and writing skills so you can reach your potential as workers, parents, community members and life-long learners. Our trained volunteer tutors will meet with you one-on-one or in a small group setting. You will learn what you need at your own pace and will be able to apply new skills to your lives. We can help you with personal learning goals such as:

  • Passing GED or high school equivalency
  • Reading to your children or grandchildren
  • Studying for U.S. citizenship
  • Improving spelling, writing, grammar and pronunciation
  • Enhancing your job prospects
  • Using computers and understanding technology
Please note: We are a one-on-one tutoring program with some small group tutoring. We do not have classes. For free HiSET and ESL classes, please visit:

Mission Statement

The Monrovia Public Library provides informational, educational, cultural, and recreational resources and programs to support lifelong learning for people of all ages.

In support of this mission, Literacy Services helps adults acquire the skills and knowledge they need to be successful family members, workers, and citizens. The major areas of support are one-to-one and group tutoring.

The program emphasizes building basic literacy skills such as reading, writing, and speaking English, computer skills, and health and financial literacy. For the adult learner, the program provides a path to a better quality of life, ending the family cycle of illiteracy, and building self-esteem and community awareness.

Hours of operation: M-W:10 am–8 pm; Th-Sat:12 pm–5 pm

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

"I am inspired by the volunteers in this Literacy Program. I feel that one day I can give back to this society, to the people who are in the same situation who want to be independent but are frustrated with their communication abilities and are confined at home, and I want to share my experiences and help them reach their goal. Without this program, I could not reach this far." Elsa, Learner

"Being a tutor is exciting and fun. My learner and I are on a journey together. Each time we meet we discover something new about English... I recommend becoming a literacy tutor to anyone who is looking for a challenging and rewarding way to give back to the community." Joe, Tutor

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