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Oxnard Library Adult Literacy Outreach Program

Listing Last Update: April 19, 2018


251 S A St
Oxnard, CA 93030

Primary Contact

Deborah Fox

(805) 385-7536

Educational services

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

Instruction Type

  • Family literacy program

Program Overview

The Literacy Outreach Program at the Oxnard Public Library provides one-to-one service to all adults in the community who need help in improving their ability to read and write in English. Specialized help for adults who have struggled with learning to read and write is available. The program is free to any adult, age 18 or older, who can meet with a volunteer tutor once or twice a week for a minimum of three months at the Main Library on “A" street in downtown Oxnard.

Mission Statement

The Oxnard Library Adult Literacy Outreach Program provides our community with literacy instruction through volunteer-based tutoring to promote greater access to economic and educational opportunities, greater participation in the continuing growth of our community, and enrichment in the personal lives of community members and families.

Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday: 9a.m.-8p.m., Saturday-9a.m., Sunday-1p.m.-5:00p.m.

Cost info: No cost to participate. All materials are free.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

Time Well Spent!

Robert has communicative challenges and attended
Special Education classes through grade 9, but could still not read the most basic text. He is now 25 years old and has has learned to read using a multi-sensory, structured reading program.

Jose came to the literacy program with a GED in Spanish, a job in the food services division of a juvenile justice facility, a strong will and solid personal character. With the help of his literacy volunteer he earned an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. He now has his own office, a two pay-grade salary increase and is helping others improve their lives.

George is a hard working father and custodial grandfather. He's also severely dyslexic. After disclosing his challenge and his participation in the literacy program to a potential employer George obtained a full-time position in environmental services at a local hospital!

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