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Porterville Public Library
41 W. Thurman Ave
(559) 784-0177
Fax (559) 781-4396
Adult Learning Center
15 E. Thurman Ave, Suite B
(559) 782-7493
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Adult Learning Center

The Learning Center is located at 15 E. Thurman Ave, Suite B, on the 2nd floor of the Centennial Plaza Building on Main Street.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

The Adult Learning Center provides the following services:

  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Adult Tutoring Assistance
  • English as a Second Language
  • 3 Tutor Rooms
  • Study Areas
  • Wi-Fi
  • Job Search Resources
  • Computers

For more information call the Literacy Coordinator at 559-782-7493 or the Literacy Assistant at 559-782-7487.

Mission Statement: To provide free one-on-one literacy instruction to empower adults to succeed as individuals and members of our community.

We offer free, confidential one-on-one tutoring for adults. Learners must be 16 years or older and be out of school to qualify for the program.

Volunteers Role: Benefits to Learners:
  • Available 2 hours per week to meet
  • Assist with Basic Reading & Writing Skills
  • Help Learners achieve their goals
  • Tutors will receive free training and materials
  • Improve Reading and Writing Skills
  • Assistance with GED exam
  • Assistance with Citizenship exam
  • Assistance with Job search

Resources: The following applications may be printed, filled out and returned to the Adult Literacy Center in the Porterville Public Library.

FREE English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered at your Porterville City Library, 41 W. Thurman Ave. on the 2nd floor. These classes are for non-English speaking adults and they meet the following days:

Morning Classes:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Beginners Group:

9 am - 10 am

Beginners/Intermediate Group:

10 am - 12 pm

Citizenship Class:

12 pm - 1:30 pm

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