Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the BADL Literacy program is not accepting new learners or volunteer tutors at this time.

According to a study conducted by the US Department of Education, 1 out of every 5 American adults reads below a 5th grade level. If you are an adult who could use help with reading skills, know that you are not alone! If you know someone in that situation, please pass on this information.

The Belleville Area District Library offers free literacy tutoring for adults. We connect learners with trained literacy tutors who provide one-on-one reading instruction at a location and time agreed on by both learner and tutor. The sessions are tailored to the learner’s goals and interests.

Some of the goals our learners work toward include: getting a job or getting a better job; filling out job applications; understanding medical, insurance, and other types of forms; obtaining a high school diploma or GED; getting a driver’s license; writing emails; reading to kids and helping with their homework; improving self-confidence; and many many more! Our tutors will work with their learners to choose the materials that best address the learner’s needs.

Free tutoring is available to any adult aged 18 or older in the Belleville area who would like help learning to read, or improving their reading ability. For more information, call the library and ask for Amy.

Our program is private and confidential. We will not mention we are a reading program unless you say it’s OK.