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Riverside County Library System Celebrates Adult Literacy Awareness Month

September 7, 2023

In the month of September, The Riverside County Library System (RCLS), a leading resource for education, connection, and life enrichment, celebrates all things literacy! Adult Literacy Awareness Month is a month dedicated to spreading awareness of and building support for adult education and literacy services.

Riverside County Library System’s adult literacy services aim to empower Riverside County adults by offering tutoring sessions which enhance their English reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

"By supporting adult literacy services, we are directly investing in the capability of our residents to participate fully in the workforce, support their families, and contribute meaningfully to the community," said Second District Supervisor, Karen Spiegel. “Our public libraries are sanctuaries of learning for all ages, and I am proud that we are spotlighting Adult Literacy Awareness Month to elevate the crucial services they provide. Let us all commit to breaking down barriers to literacy so that every adult has the opportunity to unlock a brighter future."

Volunteers are supported in leading literacy classes such as Digital Literacy Labs for Beginners or Job Seekers, Citizenship Preparation classes, and much more.

“In a modern world driven by information and knowledge, the value of adult literacy services cannot be overstated. Literacy forms the foundation upon which individuals build their dreams, careers, and aspirations,” said Joan Tyler, RCLS Chief Librarian. “These services provide more than just the ability to read words on a page; they open doors to personal development, improved health outcomes, and expanded horizons.”

The next session of adult literacy classes will be available to Riverside County residents from September 11th through November 18th.  In addition, RCLS is passionate about the Riverside County Library Connect mobile library and literacy vehicles that extend literacy-enriched programs and resources to adults and their families at key locations within Riverside County. To find out more about RCLS adult literacy resources, please visit

During the observance of Adult Literacy Awareness Month, RCLS cordially invites you to take part in the new county-wide reading initiative " READ TODAY, LEAD TOMORROW," This campaign strives to unite communities and cultivate the leaders of tomorrow. Complementing an array of offerings and engagements across all 36 libraries in Riverside County.

The Riverside County Library System is a division of the Office of Economic Development. For more information, please contact the Riverside County Library System at (951) 369-3003 or visit

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