Located on the Eighth Floor of Central Library
READ/San Diego is a free literacy instruction service for adults 18 years and older. This award winning program has become a model for the country. It is staffed with literacy professionals, who work with community organizations and coordinate the efforts of volunteer reading tutors to teach adults to read and write, and improve literacy in San Diego
|Monday||12 p.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Tuesday||12 p.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Wednesday||12 p.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Thursday||12 p.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Friday||12 p.m. - 6 p.m.|
Why Literacy Matters
In San Diego County alone, there are over 450,000 adults who cannot read and write well enough to take care of the everyday tasks that we take for granted. That means they can't read medicine labels, recipes or even the guide on the television. Many cannot read to their small children, which puts the children at a disadvantage when they begin school.
READ/San Diego is working every day to make a difference in people's lives by empowering them to read. Our professional staff of literacy experts coordinates the efforts of volunteer reading tutors. They also cooperate with local adult schools, community colleges and other literacy education providers in making and receiving student referrals.
Families for Literacy Program
See real life stories about how families' lives have been changed:
Awards and News
READ/San Diego has been recognized as a model literacy program and has been repeatedly recognized nationwide for its community service and literacy leadership.
Our dedication to providing comprehensive, unique modern programs has resulted in numerous grants and awards.