Partners in Reading, San Jose Public Library

Partners in Reading, San Jose Public Library

NLD ID #61119
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Contact Information

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Primary Contact

Ofelia Medina

(408) 808-2363

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri 10am-6pm: Sat 10am-1pm

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Program Overview

Partners in Reading (PAR) offers basic literacy services to adults who have conversational English ability and who live in San José. PAR also offers small-group tutoring for ESL learners who have minimal conversation skills. Trained volunteer tutors customize one-to-one and small group literacy instruction in reading, writing, SL, and computer skills. Instructional topics include real-life goals with a focus on work, health, community support and involvement, parenting, family needs, financial literacy and civic awareness. Learners set their own goals depending on their needs with help from their volunteer tutors.

The San José Public Library also has a high school diploma program with Career Online High School for adults 19 and over who have completed at least the 8th grade. All classes are online. Students have a maximum of 18 months to complete the program. Visit to learn more and to take the self-assessment.

PAR has a partnership with Evergreen Valley College to offer ESL classes for the Spring Semester to build basic conversation and reading skills.

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Cost Info


This program listing was last updated: January 16, 2024.

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Education services

  • Read and write better
  • Help my child learn
  • Study for my high school equivalency exam
  • Learn English
  • Improve my technology skills
  • Volunteer at a program

Instruction Type

  • In-person
  • Online