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Adult Literacy - Program & Staff


Ventura County Library

5600 Everglades St., Suite A
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 677-7160

Carol Chapman
Program Manager

"We change lives"


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Our Program and Staff

The READ Program provides free one-to-one reading and writing tutoring by trained volunteers throughout Ventura County. The Ventura County Library has been offering this service since 1984, when it was one of the original public libraries to join the California Literacy Campaign.

Our administrative costs are part of the Ventura County Library's budget. Additional funding comes from ongoing collaborative agreements with Simi Valley Adult School, the Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Ventura County Probation Agency. State grants and donations from government, business, and service organizations enable us to help about 250 individuals each year.

Tutoring takes place in libraries, school, community, and jail facilities throughout Ventura County. These sites are managed by part-time professional educators, referred to as site supervisors. They are available during specified times to assess learners reading levels, interview tutors, match students and tutors, recommend teaching materials and provide support for learning partners. 

Main office location:
5600 Everglades Street, Suite A
Ventura, CA 93003
8:00 am to 5:00 pm., Monday through Friday. 
(805) 677-7160

Mailing address:
READ Ventura County Library
P.O. Box 771
Ventura, CA 93002

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