Adult Literacy Project Monthly Tutor Timecard

Did You Know?

In the U.S., 22% of adults function at the lowest levels of literacy. In Palm Beach County, that’s over 70,000 adults! Simple tasks present huge barriers:

  • Completing a job application and preparing for the interview.
  • Obtaining citizenship and registering to vote.
  • Helping children with homework and communicating with their teachers.
  • Filling out medical forms and following medication instructions.

A highly rewarding experience awaits!

  • Volunteer a few hours each week to make a difference.
  • Teach an adult to read, write or speak English.
  • Materials and training are offered free-of-charge.

Contact Information

Adult Literacy Project

14350 Hagen Ranch Road
Delray Beach, FL 33446
Telephone: (561) 894-7510 Contact:
Marianne Heard
Dawn Frascella

Glades Area Literacy

725 NW 4th Street
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Telephone: (561) 996-3453 Contact: Shelsea Estiverne

Literacy Resources

English Exchange

Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free informal conversational classes. Participants should have a basic understanding of English. Seating is limited.

Preregister Here


The Literacy Line Newsletter (PDF) : Includes announcements, accomplishments, student/tutor interviews and other resources.

Tutor Training Workshops

We are always in need of new volunteers. Tutors must attend an orientation and a tutor training workshop to volunteer with our program. Registration is required to participate.

Please call (561) 894-7510 for more information.

Library Literacy Friends, Inc.

Library Literacy Friends, Inc. is an organization comprised of volunteers, students, and other concerned community members who recognize the basic literacy needs of adults in our community. We are committed to support, promote, and expand the presence and effectiveness of the Palm Beach County Library’s Adult Literacy Project in providing one-on-one tutoring.

Our members devote their time and talent to achieve the following:
  • Create public interest in the cause of adult literacy.
  • Increase awareness of the Adult Literacy Project.
  • Encourage community participation in the program.
  • Support volunteer tutor training and staff development.
  • Provide educational materials.
  • Sponsor tutor and student workshops and cultural events.

It is the mission of Library Literacy Friends, Inc. to support and fund the program in all aspects to ensure the continued success of the Palm Beach County Library’s Adult Literacy Project.

Frequently Asked Questions

Adults who need help learning to read, write or speak English.
No. Lessons and materials are provided for free.
Adult Basic Education: Reading and writing skills through fifth grade. Pre GED: Reading and writing skills through eighth grade. English Language Learners/English as a Second Language (ESOL).
Call the Adult Literacy Project at 561-894-7510 or 561-996-3453 (Belle Glade) for a brief telephone interview and then schedule an in-person appointment for determining starting placement materials.
Call the Adult Literacy Project at 561-894-7510 or 561-996-3453 (Belle Glade) to learn more.
No. Volunteers are required to attend orientation and training workshops. Prior experience or training may exempt a volunteer from the required training workshops.
Most teams meet twice a week for 60 to 90 minutes at any library, public outdoor space or virtually online.