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Norman news briefs for Oct. 20, 2012

Tutor training offered at Norman library
Published: October 20, 2012

In Brief

Norman library seeks tutors

The Pioneer Library System's Cleveland County Literacy Services Department will offer a tutor training for prospective volunteer tutors from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Lowery Room of the Norman Public Library, 225 N Webster Ave. The training is designed for volunteers who want to work with learners of English as a second language. Registration must be completed through the Cleveland County Literacy Office at 701-2682.

Literacy program receives grant

The state Libraries Department has awarded a $6,465 grant to the Cleveland County Literacy Program to support adult literacy efforts. According to the 2003 Oklahoma State Assessment of Adult Literacy, 12 percent of Oklahomans over age 16 read at below basic level, with another 31 percent of adults having only the most basic reading skills.

The Cleveland County Literacy Program is a volunteer-based program of the Pioneer Library System that provides free literacy instruction to adults who want to improve their reading skills. For more information about literacy programs, call Jane Douglass at 701-2682 or email