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The Peninsula Library System is committed to lifelong learning. Our libraries offer free tutoring throughout the county for adults with low literacy who want to improve their reading, thus enriching their lives at home, at work, in their communities, and with their families. To find a program near you, review the list below and contact the appropriate group.

We welcome volunteer tutors! All training and materials are provided. Contact the group near you from the list below to find out about the next training session for tutors and help change a life.

Redwood City Project Read

Phone: 650-780-7077


Areas Served: Redwood City, unincorporated Redwood City, North Fair Oaks

Service Focus: Adult and youth literacy (one-to-one and small group instruction); teen tutoring and mentoring; family literacy and enrichment.

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Project Read San Mateo

Phone: 650-522-7848


Areas Served: Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Mateo (open to residents and those who work in these communities)

Service Focus: Adult literacy (reading and writing).

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Project Read – North County

Phone: 650-829-3871

Email: (adult literacy) or (services for children and families)

Areas Served: North San Mateo County (San Bruno, South San Francisco, Daly City, Colma)

Service Focus: Adult literacy (one-to-one tutoring in reading, writing, and spelling); financial literacy for adult learners; Learning Wheels (mobile literacy outreach program for families).

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San Mateo County Community Learning

Phone: 650-323-0362


Areas Served: Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, Pacifica, Portola Valley, San Carlos, and Woodside.

Service Focus: Adult literacy (small group and individual tutoring for English language learners and native speakers alike, aged 16 years or older, who want to improve their ability to speak, read, and write in English).

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