Literacy Program

Click the tab COVID-19 or the link here to get the latest information (including current open hours) and look at our numerous resources during this crisis.


PROGRAMS ARE OPEN TO ALL

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Plumas County Literacy services are found at these locations:


Quincy: 445 Jackson Street 
283-6413 Email Quincy

Chester: 210 First Street
258-2767 Email Chester

Portola: 34 Third Avenue
832-0522 Email Portola



All programs accept appointments by telephone or email.  When you speak to a Literacy member, they will let you know about how we are teaching learners during the current status of COVID-19.  We are also planning to offer both in-person and remote learning going forward. 

All programs are open to all and are no cost to you.

Plumas County Literacy Programs

  • GED pre-test instruction
  • financial literacy
  • English language education
  • grammar instruction
  • writing instruction
  • reading and comprehension assistance
  • citizenship pre-test instruction
  • dyslexia remediation
  • basic computer instruction
  • Project Read is our program to encourage parents/caregivers on the importance of reading to children and provides free books to children and youth.
  • Project ALIVE is a program with Rural Services that provides education and reading assistance to adults with disabilities.
  • Families Read Together is a program funded by a 2021 ALA grant to help our library keep inmates of the county jail connected with their children by reading to them over recorded video. Each family will receive five chosen books and a video of the guardian reading to their child. 

All classes are available in English or Spanish at the Portola Location. 

Please contact the Quincy Literacy Program if you are interested in having your business join Project Read, in which we deliver a basket of free books for your customers to take in an effort to encourage child reading. We are also happy to provide Project Read books for events free to the public and aimed at children.  Must be in Plumas County.


Resources


DigitalLearn.org provides tools and resources in English and Spanish on how to use a computer.
GCF Learning offers tutorials to learn and develop the skills needed to advance in work and life in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Instructables Workshop has a large collection of how to step-by-step workshop projects for all things making.
Khan Academy offers courses from biology to coding, various ages.
Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom.
Marshall Adult Education was designed to create leveled reading selections to aid in building learners’ fluency and comprehension skills.
Open Culture offers online courses, certificates, audiobooks, movies, languages, and more.
Udemy offers online video courses with new additions published every month.
Wide Open School offers resources to make learning at home better for everyone.  (Available in Spanish too.) 


For ESL Students

ESL-Lab offers a variety of pre-listening, listening, and post-listening activities to help students develop their communication skills.
English Zone has exercises for vocabulary, conversation, spelling and grammar. (Must be a paid member to access some information.)
La misión de Pumarosa es ayudar a los usuarios a aprender a leer, pero lo que es más importante a hablar inglés. Practica tu pronunciación y escucha las palabras.
Short stories has 100 free short English stories for ESL learners. Includes listening, grammar, comprehension and dictation.
USA Learns is a free website that helps adults learn English online for free by providing engaging videos and educational activities. It also offers a U.S. citizenship course.