Partners in Reading, San Jose Public Library

Listing Last Update: November 12, 2021


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

Primary Contact

Adrian McBride

(408) 808-2363

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To find a family literacy program (families attend together)
  • To help my child learn
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my technology skills
  • To volunteer at a program

Instruction Type

  • In-person
  • Online

Program Overview

Partners in Reading offers basic literacy services to adults who have conversational English ability and who live in San José. Trained volunteer tutors customize one-to-one and small group literacy instruction in reading, writing, ESL, 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 with help from their volunteer tutors.

Partners in Reading 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.

Hours of operation: Mon-Thurs 9am-8pm: Fri 9am-5pm: Sat 9am-12pm

Cost info: FREE