Adult Basic English literacy skills

English Language Civics Education

families for literacy

READ/Orange County offers free assistance  in basic reading, writing and English skills to adult learners in Orange County. Individual and small group tutoring takes place in a comfortable and confidential setting. Learning is structured around each learner's personal goals and needs.

Personalized tutoring for adult learners who need help with their reading and writing skills. With the help of an individual tutor, learners are able to achieve life goals such as ...

EL Civics

An opportunity for beginning English language learners to improve their reading, writing and speaking skills using materials related to ...

Fun, creative lessons

to help adult learners prepare their preschool aged children for lifelong literacy. Any learner who cares for a child under the age of five is welcome to participate.

  • Trained Tutors
  • Confidential
  • Free

“Friends of read/OC”

Friends of READ/OC (FROC) is an organization committed to the support of the literacy service of the Orange County Public Library, primarily through resource development, public awareness and recognition services for volunteers and learners. Through these efforts, the Friends group strives to positively impact the quality of life for all involved - learners, tutors, other volunteers, and the Orange County community. The Friends of READ/OC was founded in July 1993 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit group dedicated to helping READ/OC reach as many learners in the community as possible. The Friends plan to build on the foundation started by the County and provide the literacy program with the support it needs to grow and flourish.

 The Adult Literacy Services of the Orange County Public Library

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With help from the community, the Friends of READ/OC pledge to make the effort

and find the resources needed to put literacy within everyone's reach.