Level Up Your Reading with ReadStrong

Free ReadStrong Sessions at the Library

ReadStrong

Improve your reading skills, increase your reading comprehension, and build confidence by reading for fun.

There are many reasons to Level Up your reading; whether you're a student wanting to improve your grades, a job seeker looking to improve your skills or a caregiver looking forward to reading with others, ReadStrong will help you achieve a higher level of reading.

Drop-in on a ReadStrong session to Level Up your reading skills. Students in grades 4-12 and adults are welcome to attend these free sessions where the focus is on improving reading skills and reading for fun. Each session will be facilitated by a specially-trained tutor who will help developing readers to build confidence and get motivated all while in a relaxed setting.

ReadStrong reading tutors are trained by Literacy Connects to use a strength-based approach. Participants will have the opportunity to Level Up their reading using a combination of reading software (Achieve3000), high interest/low vocabulary books and variable speed audio books with accompanying text. The Achieve3000 software is web-based and once a student has an account they can access it 24/7 from any computer with an internet connection.


Free English Classes at the Library

Free English Classes at the Library

The library offers free English language classes for adults with the help of an American Dream grant and a partnership with Literacy Connects.

ReadStrong Sessions

LocationDate
Eckstrom-ColumbusMondays & Wednesdays, 4-7pm
Himmel ParkMondays, 4-6pm
Martha CooperTuesday, 3:30-6:30pm
Wednesday,10am-12pm & 2:30-5:30pm
Quincie DouglasTuesday & Thursday, 4:30-7:30pm
ValenciaClick for days and times
Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr


Achieve3000

Achieve3000 meets you where you are and helps you improve your reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills.

To use Achieve3000:

  1. Consult the list above for a ReadStrong session or contact a ReadStrong library listed below to find out when a tutor is available.
  2. ReadStrong Libraries:
  3. Drop in to talk with a tutor to set up your account.
  4. Log in to Achieve3000 from anywhere you go online.

ReadStrong Success Stories



More Resources

Audiobooks

We have high interest audiobooks for developing readers of all ages and reading abilities. These audio books include the text of a book and an accompanying CD with a recording of the book at different reading speeds.

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SmartReader
SteadyReader - Look for titles indicating they contain a CD with book.

High Interest-Low Vocabulary Fiction & Non-fiction

Teens or adults who are beginning to read can select from our collection of books with topics that are interesting to them and have a low vocabulary level.

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High-Low
High Interest-Low Vocabulary

Caboodle Kits

Reading groups can check out Caboodle Kits – a bookclub in a bag – for book discussions.

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Caboodle Kits with High Interest–Low Vocabulary Reads

Newspapers

News for You

This weekly print and online newspaper offers easy-to-read news stories for English language students and struggling readers.

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News for You

The Times in Plain English

The Times in Plain English brings you important news from many sources.



Recommended Reads

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