Since 1986, Sonoma County Library's Adult Literacy’s One-to-One program has matched adult learners with a volunteer literacy tutor in their community. The program provides assessment, training and facilities that enable the pair to meet and work toward the learner’s chosen literacy goals on a weekly basis at the library location of their choice.
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This falls into the “other duties as assigned” category for rural library staff.
In February 2021, a winter storm caused statewide power and water outages in Texas. You may have heard about the power grid failure; the loss of power resulted in the failure of our water system due to frozen pumps and broken pipes.
Libraries know all about the “summer slide.” We’ve addressed summer learning loss with reading clubs and other educational programs for decades. As a matter of fact, some families have come to view libraries as a sort of summer school or educational camp during the longest, hottest days of the year. Whoever thinks summers are slow at a library has never visited a youth department in June, July or August!