Archive for August, 2008

2008 International Literacy Day


Come Share a Favorite Passage from Book You Love

Wednesday, September 10th

6:30 – 8 PM

Fukaya Room A

Fremont Main Library

2400 Stevenson Blvd. Fremont

The general public is welcomed to share a short passage from a favorite book. Write to Read students and tutors, and library staff will inspire with their stories. Come enjoy an evening of inspiration and support for International Literacy Day. An overview of the Write to Read Adult Literacy Program will be presented. This is a free event.

UNESCO established September 8th as International Literacy Day to promote literacy worldwide. It is estimated that 875 million of the world’s adults do not know how to read or write (nearly two-thirds are women), and that more than 110 million children lack access to education.

For more information call (510) 745-1480


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Reading Club Prospective Tutor training

Monday, August 25th
6-9 PM

Prospective tutors will be training to facilitate Reading Clubs at several Alameda County Library branches.

Reading Clubs are popular small reading groups for second language learners to practice conversation, increase their vocabulary, feel comfortable with public speaking and meet new friends while enjoying a good book.

Prospective tutors need to complete a new tutor application to attend the training. Luis Kong and Joy Tsou will be facilitating.

For more information call Rachel at (510) 745-1480.

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The  volunteer tutor roundtable is required of current Reading Club tutors as part of your follow up training. For 2 hours, tutors share their best experiences and solutions to support the reading advancement of second language learners. Tutor share books, resources and ideas about leading an exciting and engaged reading club at the Alameda County Library branches. Current volunteer tutors only.


Tuesday, August 12

6-8 PM

Alameda County Library Adminstration Building, Conference Room 3.


For more informaiton on how to become a tutor call: (510) 745-1480

or download an application from this blog. Become a tutor today.

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LET’S GET READY FOR THE FALL TUTORING SESSION. There will be two prospective tutor trainings during the month of August. This orientation and training is required of all tutors who want to join the Write to Read Adult Literacy Program of the Alameda County Library.You must meet the minimum requirement to be a tutor, send a tutor application and RSVP to attend the training. For more informaiton and directions call: (510) 745-1480


Prospective One-on-one Tutor Training

In this 6 hour training you will learn how to be a effective literacy coach by learning about reading, writing and spelling skills, learner profile and learning styles, learning difficulties, alternative resources for tutoring, and tutor responsibilities with learners and the library literacy program. You must attend both evenings. Additional training include a tutor roundtable and in-service workshops.


Monday, August 18 and Wed. August 20

6-9 PM

Fremont Administration Building, room 3.


Prospective Reading Club Tutors

This 3 hour training will concentrate in leading a reading group for high level second language learners. Tutors will learn techniques to engage learners in reading, discussion, writing and group facilitation. You will learn about tutor reporting requirements and how to be an effective volunteer tutor running a small group. Additional training include reading club observations, a roundtable and inservice workshops.


Monday, August 25

6-9 PM

 Fremont Administration Building, room 3.


Directions: From 880, take the Stevenson Blvd. exit. Go East towards the hills. Pass Paseo Padre Blvd. Turn right into the Alameda County Library Administration building (far right of the Fremont Main LIbrary).

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Rotary Award received by Luis Kong

Rotary Award received by Luis Kong

The Fremont Rotary International presented Luis Kong, Write to Read’s program director, with a generous donation of $1,200 for the purchase of family literacy books for learners in the adult literacy program. Rotary International’s 2008-09 theme of Making Dreams Real is an effort to reduce infant mortality rates worldwide. Kong spoke at their recent luncheon about the importance of adult and family literacy, and the role the library plays in providing these important services to the community. Lena Zee, president of the Fremont Rotarians, presented Dr. Kong with a Certificate of Appreciation

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