About Us

The Reading Program is a free service of the Santa Clara County Library District which helps qualifying adults improve their basic reading, writing, math, and computer skills.  Individual pairs of volunteer tutors and learners meet together at every SCCLD community library.  Tutors support learners working toward a wide range of goals from mastering basic phonics and grammar rules, to obtaining a California driver’s license or launching a successful job search.  Our outreach operation based in Gilroy, California, provides small group ESL tutoring at basic, intermediate, and advanced proficiency levels.

The Reading Program started in 1985 as an early member of the State Library's California Literacy Campaign. Services are targeted to adults residing in the Santa Clara County Library District service area. Not sure if we serve your area? Go to the California Library Literacy Services website or call 1-888-767-7323, and they can connect you to the program nearest you.  


Reading Program

The Reading Program

350 W. Sixth Street
Gilroy, CA 95020
Providing free adult literacy services throughout Santa Clara County Library District
Phone: (408) 262-1349
Email: readingprogram@sccl.org