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Second Start@yourlibrary

Listing Last Update: March 29, 2018


600 South Main St.
Greenwood County Library
Greenwood, SC 29646

Primary Contact

Pattie Fender

(864) 941-3044

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

  • Classroom
  • Computer
  • Family literacy program

Program Overview

Second Start@yourlibrary began in February 2012. It targets adults age 16 and over who are not in school. The program focuses on literacy and ESL instruction. Since its beginning, 180 volunteers have taught reading and/or English as a second language to more than 400 students.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Greenwood County Library is to help our citizens be more connected, informed, and entertained through free access to our resources and programs.

Hours of operation: Mon - Wed 9 - 8; Thurs-Fri 9-5:30; Sat 12-4; Sun 2-5:30

Cost info: There is no charge for students living/working/attending school in Greenwood County. The Library provides workbooks and other materials for students. Tutors are library volunteers.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

"When I learned to speak English through this program, it was as if the light went on in a dark room. Now I volunteer as a tutor to help others."

"My parents were sick when I was growing up, and I had to stay home and take care of them. I never had a chance to go to school. Now I'm learning to read."

"My student and I have become good friends. Our families do things together."

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