Reading help for adults from Worcestershire libraries

Published Friday, 13th March 2015

Worcestershire's libraries are offering one-to-one help with reading for adults who have little or no reading skills and are keen to improve them.

One-to-one help with reading is available at Kidderminster, Worcester (The Hive) and Redditch libraries. Over the course of eight weeks students will work in the library with a learning ambassador to develop and gain confidence with their reading. 

The sessions are informal and based entirely on the individual's needs.  Towards the end of the course the students will know about options for further reading courses if they choose.

Cllr Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member for Localism and Communities, said: "Being able to read confidently opens so many doors. Through the friendly and informal one-to-one sessions many of our learners are then keen to join a range of courses on the adult learning programme and gain employment skills too.

"We are really keen to raise awareness of the reading support that is available through our libraries and hope that people who enjoy reading will encourage people they know without the skills to get in touch with us. These are really informal and friendly sessions and people can get in touch in complete confidence just to find out more."

Anyone interested in receiving one-to-one help should contact Kidderminster, Worcester (The Hive) or Redditch Library on 01905 822722.

For details of the adult learning programme visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/adultlearning or call 01905 728537.

Membership to Worcestershire's libraries is free, with free book loans, e-books, e-magazines and e-audios, internet access and Wi-Fi as well as access to DVDs and a year-round programme of events, activities and workshops.