Library Literacy Program Partners with State Park
Lake County, Calif. (June 7, 2023) — Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lake County Library Literacy Program, supported in part by the California Library Literacy Services, has worked to rebuild the one-on-one tutoring program which aims to increase literacy in Lake County. Adult learners in the program are paired with tutors to improve their reading, writing, and conversation skills at no cost and at their own pace. This program is also available to adults who are learning English as a second language.
In addition to the adult program, a Family Literacy Program is available to families of adult learners with young children to promote literacy and lifelong learning for all ages. In this program, children receive free books to build home libraries, and parents receive a monthly newsletter that includes reading recommendations, family activities, and more.
The latest development in the Family Literacy Program is a partnership with the Clear Lake State Park for the free monthly StoryWalk & Crafting Party, which takes place on the second Saturday of each month from 11 am to 2 pm. This month’s Storywalk is scheduled for Saturday June 10th from 11 am to 2 pm. The Family Literacy Program will provide free books to families in attendance, and encourage adult learners in need to enroll in the Literacy Program. This effort is also supported by the Lake County Literacy Coalition which supports the Library Literacy Program with fundraising and outreach, and select Board members will host the monthly Storywalks.
Any and all Lake County residents are welcomed to attend the monthly Storywalks and are encouraged to bring family members of all ages and lunch for a picnic outside. Parking and Day Use fees are waved for Storywalk events. The State Park is located at 5300 Soda Bay Road in Kelseyville.
Additionally, a new StoryTime in the Park event at Clear Lake State Park will begin on Wednesday June 7th, 2023, and continue through the end of August. Join the event weekly on Wednesdays at 10:15 am.
Follow the Clear Lake State Park on Facebook @clearlakestateparkca and Instagram @clearlakestatepark, and the Lake County Literacy Coalition @LakeCountyLiteracyCoalition.
If you are interested in becoming a literacy tutor or know someone who could benefit from literacy services, please call 707-263-7633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the Clear Lake State Park Interpretive Programs, visit https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=473 or call: (707) 279-1936.