Oak View Literacy Program
The Oak View Literacy Program, based at Oak View Branch Library, is part of Literacy Volunteers-HBPL’s literacy efforts in Huntington Beach and provides educational services for the Oak View community. Contact Akemi Royer, Literacy Specialist at (714) 375-5104.
• Tutoring for adults
• Computer assisted learning
• Parent-child bilingual storytimes with storytelling, songs and crafts
• Saturday Science Program for kindergarten through third grade English Language Learners at Oak View Elementary School
Adults in the program learn to speak, understand, read and write English and how to read with their children.
Tutors and Learners
Literacy tutors work one to one or in small groups with adults. Tutors must be competent speakers, readers and writers of English and complete our tutor training workshop. Patience and a sense of humor help greatly. Tutors meet from 1½ to 2 hours a week at the Oak View Branch Library.
Literacy volunteers change lives!
Eleven years ago I decided to travel to this country from El Salvador. I hugged my mom very hard. We were crying and it broke my heart in two pieces. I left one piece there. Even though I knew this journey was going to be difficult, on the other hand I was very excited and thrilled because my life was going to change with new and better opportunities.
Since I came to this country I discovered the Literacy Program. I started to study English and my life changed. Now I can read with my children and also I have good communication with my children’s teachers, my family’s doctor, and English speaking people. Thank you all The Literacy staff and teachers for the time you give us.