Monday, December 9, 2013

WWII Veteran Learns How to Read (You're Never Too Old)

World War II veteran Ed Bray, 89, stormed the beach at Normandy, but admits that the secret he has carried for over 80 years is "the toughest thing that ever happened" to him.  Click on the link below to see how Mr. Bray won his longest-running battle: a struggle with illiteracy.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57572173/wwii-veteran-wins-battle-against-lifelong-foe/

Monday, July 15, 2013

6th Annual LEARN Volunteer Appreciation Picnic!

Hey Tutors, Learners, Instructors, and Volunteers!

You are all invited to LEARN's 6th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic!  Please join us on August 4th for a fun and relaxing day at beautiful San Dieguito Park in Del Mar.  Enjoy free food, games, raffle prizes, and the rhythmic sounds of local band En Fuego.  You can even get a free temporary henna tattoo!

Please call 888-466-0668 for more details or to RSVP!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

2013 LEARN Summer Reading Program

LEARN's Summer Reading Program gives adult learners the opportunity to win prizes while reading books and/or accomplishing goals.  Here's how it works:
  • Adult learners complete any combination of 4 achievements and win a prize!
  • Learners record their achievements on the LEARN Summer Reading Program bookmark.
  • Once completed, contact LEARN staff to submit your bookmark and claim your prize.
Achievements include reading a book, listening to an audio book, or meeting a goal. 

Contact LEARN staff to register and receive your bookmark.  Bookmarks can also be picked up in the El Cajon or Vista Literacy Centers.  Call 619-588-3740 or email learnstaff@sdcounty.ca.gov for more details.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Bee is Here!

Support local literacy efforts by attending The Bee, San Diego's preeminent adult spelling bee!  The Bee benefits the San Diego Council on Literacy, a local literacy advocacy organization, and its many affiliated literacy organizations.  This year's competition is being held in Balboa Park at the Hall of Champions.  See details below for additional information:

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

LEARN Alive!

The Spring/Summer 2012 edition of LEARN Alive is here!  Please follow the link below to read our informative newsletter.

http://www.sdcl.org/learn-newsletter.html

SDCL Named Library of the Year!


The San Diego County Library has been named the 2012 Library of the Year by Gale (part of Cengage Learning) and Library Journal magazine.  Each year this recognition goes to a public library that most profoundly demonstrates service to the community, creativity, and leadership & innovation in developing community programs.  On Sunday, June 24th at the American Library Association’s annual conference in Anaheim, the San Diego County Library was presented with this prestigious award. 

The SDCL was selected for its unique programming and strategic budget allocation.  Over the past six years, the SDCL has tripled materials circulation and quadrupled program attendance.  In addition, despite a 32% decrease in funding, the SDCL has increased business hours and built several new libraries while retaining all staff members.  Please follow this link to read the Library Journal article: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/06/library-services/2012-galelj-library-of-the-year-san-diego-county-library-empowering-the-public/