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Adult Literacy Programs at Huntington Beach Public Library: Home

About Us

Adult Literacy Services provides free one-on-one and small-group tutoring for adults who want to improve their basic reading and writing or ESL skills. Volunteer tutors tailor instruction to each adult learner’s individual literacy goals and aspirations. The weekly two-hour tutoring sessions are at flexible times. A one-year commitment is required to enroll in the Adult Literacy Program.

Become a Learner

Free literacy instruction is open to adults 18 years or older who want to improve their basic reading and writing or ESL skills in order to achieve personal literacy goals such as:

Contact Us

For more information, email or call 714-375-5102

New 10-Week Citizenship Classes

10-week Citizenship Class starts on Tuesday, 7/2/24 at 6:30 pm at Oak View Branch Library.

Registration is required. 

Please call (714)375-5104


Become a Volunteer Tutor

Did you know that 20% of adults in the U.S. read at or below the basic level needed to earn a living wage? Change a life and help an adult learner improve their basic literacy skills to achieve personal goals! No experience is required. We will provide training, support, and materials. The program has two sites: Central Library and Oak View Branch Library.



How to Support Literacy Services

Literacy Volunteers - HBPL, founded in 1984 by Linda D. Light, is the fundraising arm of Adult Literacy Services. The program is funded by the California State Library, the City of Huntington Beach, as well as by corporate and private donations. Funds are always needed for books, equipment, and program expenses. Thank you for your support! Our Nonprofit Federal Tax ID is 33-0374566.


Ways to Donate:


1. Send your check, payable to “Literacy Volunteers - HBPL” to:


2. Donate online through Network for Good.

Huntington Beach Public Library
7111 Talbert Ave. Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone 714-842-4481