Pages and Pieces: Book & Puzzle Drive for Kids in Need

Alexis Shenkiryk is a 16-year-old student at Pacific Ridge School in San Diego.  She started the Pages and Pieces project this past March. While doing spring cleaning at the start of the Covid 19 isolation period, she realized that she had a lot of books. She also knew that there were kids who were learning at home and that some …

Program Profile of the Month: International Rescue Committee in San Diego

*Note:       This visit with the International Rescue Committee in San Diego was back in early February, before health precautions were necessary.  The International Rescue Committee in San Diego currently has limited opportunities to get involved and support the program.  See their website for more details at https://www.rescue.org/volunteer-opportunities/san-diego-ca      On a Wednesday morning participants are gathered in the Vocational ESL …

Program Profile of the Month: Traveling Stories

                 *Note: This visit with Traveling Stories was back in January 2020, before health precautions were necessary.  Traveling Stories currently has opportunities to participate virtually!  See their website for more details at www.travelingstories.org. The Traveling Stories’ StoryTent at the City Heights Farmers Market is a busy place on Saturday mornings. Children, parents, and …

Program Profile of the Month: Oceanside READS Learning Center

                       Oceanside READS Learning Center is where adults can learn to read or improve their reading skills in a welcoming and encouraging environment.  Oceanside READS offers one-on-one tutoring, literacy books and materials, family literacy programs, and access to computers. Literacy Coordinator, Chelsea Genack Eggli, shares a story about a learner …

The Bee 2020

Join us for The Bee and enter your own team!  More information and details coming soon.        

Program Profile of the Month: San Diego Public Library READ/San Diego

Val Hardie (Literacy Program Administrator) has worked with the READ/San Diego Adult Literacy Program since 1988. She says that the past 32 years has been an amazing personal and professional journey for her. One of the strengths of READ/San Diego is its decentralized services. Learners are met in locations that are more convenient for them. The staff is passionate and committed …

Literacy Champions Reception & Hall of Fame Induction 2019

The San Diego Council on Literacy presented the Literacy Champions Hall of Fame December 10, 2019!  Our 2019 Literacy Hall of Fame inductees were: Bob Alden,  Paula Cordeiro, Stan Levy, Helga Moore, David O’Brien, Nancy Rohland-Heinrich, Drew Schlosberg, Laura Walcher, Gloria DeMent, Nancy Hampson, and Chris McFadden.         See the Literacy Chamions Reception photos here:  

Program Profile of the Month: Chula Vista Public Library Adult Services

Chula Vista Public Library Adult Literacy Services: Lupita and Fred have been working together at the Chula Vista Library for more than 10 years!  Fred is a retired engineer and has lived in San Diego since 1966.  He says that, “I’ve been doing this for umpteen years.”  Lupita likes that she can ask questions again and again and that Fred …

Eat. Drink. Read., a Celebration of Food, Drink, & Reading

The San Diego Council on Literacy presented its 10th, and its last, Eat. Drink. Read. event. For one decade, the SDCOL presented best chefs, restaurants, breweries, and wineries. All donated thousands of tastings of gourmet food, craft beer, and wine. Here we are on May 2, 2019, with 250 foodies, restaurant workers, and more!       Go here for …