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Learn to Read - Teach Someone to Read

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Learn to Read - Teach Someone to Read

Do you know that...

  • more than 4.5 million adults in California are functionally illiterate; their reading, writing, and mathematics skills are so low that they cannot read a newspaper, complete a job application, read directions on a medicine bottle, read to their children or help them with their school work?
  • illiteracy is often passed from one generation to the next?
  • the cost is devastating to the illiterate individual in terms of lost confidence, self-esteem, and opportunities for employment and success?
  • illiteracy costs this country an estimated $12 billion annually in welfare, prison costs, and unemployment compensation?


The following libraries in the Peninsula Area provide adult literacy programs to people working and living in the Peninsula Area:

Project Read-Menlo Park
Menlo Park Library
800 Alma Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Belle Haven Community Library
413 Ivy Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Phone: 650.330.2525

Area Served: South San Mateo County & North Santa Clara County (Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View)

Project Read-Redwood City
Redwood City Library
1044 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063

Phone: 650.780.7077
Fax: 650.780.7069

Area Served: Redwood City

Project Read-San Mateo
San Mateo City Library
55 West Third Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402

Phone 650.522.7848
Fax 650.522.7801
Email: smread@plsinfo.org

Area Served: Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Mateo

Project Read-North County
South San Francisco Library
840 West Orange
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Phone: 650.829.3871

Area Served: North San Mateo County (San Bruno, South San Francisco, Daly City)

San Mateo County READS
East Palo Alto Library
2415 University Avenue, 2nd Floor
East Palo Alto,  CA 94303

Half Moon Bay Library
620 Correas Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Phone: 650.726.2316 X4
Email: eparead@plsinfo.org

Area Served: Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, East Palo Alto, El Granada, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, Montara, Moss Beach, Pacifica, Pescadero, Portola Valley, San Carlos and Woodside