Partners in Reading (PAR) offers adult literacy services to residents in the City of San José through the San José Public Library. Services are concentrated in these areas:
Adult Literacy enables English-speaking adults and their families to improve their basic literacy skills so they can achieve their goals and function more effectively.
Together We Read family literacy program offers program participants and their families with children from birth to 13 years of age opportunities to learn together while having fun. Together We Read enhances the parents’, grandparents’, and guardians’ role as the child’s first teacher by providing quality children’s books for their home library, and information and tips on parenting.
Workplace Literacy is a program delivered at job sites for employees who wish to improve their English as a Second Language and literacy skills. Through participation, workers enhance their job skills and performance to improve employment prospects while businesses realize increased productivity and efficiency.
- English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are available in collaboration with community partners. Adults with limited English proficiency participate in classes to improve their speaking skills and ability to communicate more effectively.
The San Jose Public Library and PAR were honored for their workplace literacy classes that helped workers not only improve English but also improve their job performance. Learn more