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Project:READ is a literacy program that helps adults improve their reading skills. 
Why, you may ask, does the library provide a literacy program?  The answer is simply this: in Lorain County, approximately 1 in 6 residents read at or below the 6th grade reading level. This statistic is also reflected on the national level.

The impact of low reading skills can be:
     • unemployment, low employment,
     • lack of job advancement
     • inability to successfully handle personal affairs
     • inability to assist children with school work
     • inability to participate in school events


Since 1984, the Project:READ program has provided tutoring to adults willing to work on improving their reading skills.  Tutoring is done by volunteers who have completed 12 hours of training and are committed to helping students improve their reading.  There is no cost to the student for either textbooks or instruction.  Tutoring takes place at the West River Branch and the program accepts students year round.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor or want to get help with your reading, contact the program coordinator at 440-324-3863 or e-mail read@elyria.lib.oh.us for more information. 

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