Submitted by Karen Scheffers
The Vanderhoof Public Library has added Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP) to the many services they provide to the citizens of Vanderhoof and surrounding areas.
Literacy impacts health, finances, employment options and the ability to contribute to society. It’s the goal of the local library to contribute in breaking down these barriers.
CALP connects adult learners with literacy programs offered within the community. This program is self-directed as each learner establishes the goals they wish to achieve.
These services, including training and resources, are free to the ‘learner’. Literacy Skills training covers a vast array of topics such as teaching English as a second language (ESL) to immigrants, workshops on navigating the internet, budget planning strategies and preparing for Canadian Citizenship examinations.
The Vanderhoof CALP program is currently offering ESL tutoring through volunteer tutors. These volunteer tutors have been assigned individual ESL Learners for weekly lessons, either online or in person at the library. Tutors are supported with resources and training as needed.
Contact the Vanderhoof Public Library at 250-567-4060 to get involved or know more about the program.