Overview of our Programs
Basic Adult Literacy
Students in this program are adult native English speakers who read below an 8th grade level and have practical goals like getting a job, earning a driver’s license, or helping their children with homework. A long-term goal might be to earn a high school equivalency degree (GED).
Study Friends
The Study Friends Program is designed to help middle school students improve their reading, writing, math, and homework skills by matching them with a trained adult volunteer tutor. The students are usually referred to the program by their student counselor or teacher.
Math Tutorial
A weekly math tutorial is offered at the Avon and Gypsum Libraries for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students needing help in math.
Students complete the Study Friends teacher referral form and schedule a meeting with the program coordinator in their area to become eligible for the math tutorial.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL or ESOL)
Learners in this program come to us with varying levels of education in their native country and limited English language skills.
Many are immigrants and refugees. Adult students come with specific goals in mind that they want to accomplish through tutoring.
Reading Buddies
The Literacy Project works in collaboration with the Eagle Valley Library District to pair teens and elementary age children. The big buddy and the little buddy read together, play reading-based games and participate in group activities. In Reading Buddies, we match volunteer high school students with children in grades 1-3 for an hour of reading time once each week. In Avon, middle school students can also volunteer. 
Raising A Reader
Each week this program provides low-income families with a fresh set of award-winning children’s books packed into bright red bags. This creative “rotating book bag” creates a home-school connection that engages parents as participating partners in their child’s reading development..