Corner Brook, NL – Western Division Newfoundland & Labrador Public Libraries and Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council (NLLLC) have partnered to offer a volunteer one-to-one literacy tutoring program to some western Newfoundland communities.

“Such a partnership is a natural fit as both NLLLC and the Libraries have a common goal which is to meet the needs of adults who want help achieve their lifelong learning goals” says Margie Lewis, Executive Director of NLLLC.  Libraries are well positioned to bring a host of resources to the program including connections to the community as well as space, and access to resources that both learners and their tutors can benefit from. Such a partnership allows NLLLC an opportunity to expand the volunteer one-to-one literacy tutoring program to locations where literacy services are not currently offered. “Together we can increase the number of community members served by the library and NLLLC and such a partnership enables both partners to better help those who want to improve their literacy levels” says Lewis.

Planning is underway to offer the first library based program in Port aux Basques. “We are seeking a volunteer Student/Tutor Coordinator who is the key for the program to get started” explains Natasha Wells, Regional Librarian Western Division Newfoundland & Labrador Libraries. The Student/Tutor Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, matching and monitoring tutor/student pairs.


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