Special Announcement

Wicomico Public Libraries will be closing the Downtown Library on Monday, September 25th to allow for installation of new carpeting in the lobby area. The public is encouraged to visit the Centre or Pittsville Branch.

Project READ

Project READ is a free, one-on-one adult literacy program that will assist adults in becoming fluent in the basic skills associated with Reading, Writing and Math.

If you need help reading to:
Get a better job
Get your GED
Earn more money
Read to your children
Take College classes

The goal of Project READ is to increase basic adult literacy in Wicomico County to improve employment opportunities and the quality of life for individuals in the program and their families. Project READ will work with several area organizations to assist the participants in the program to achieve their goals.

Project READ is currently seeking both volunteers to become Literacy Coaches and adults that are interested in improving their literacy skills.

Volunteer literacy coaches must be proficient in speaking, reading and writing in English. They must also be willing to tutor twice a week (90 minutes each session). Volunteers must submit to an interview with the Project READ Coordinator and the Volunteer Coordinator. Volunteers must also participate in an initial training/orientation session. Interested parties should call 410.749.3612 ext. 140 and request to speak to the Volunteer Coordinator.

Adult learners that are interested in the Project READ program must have a current photo identification card and must complete an intake interview with the Project READ Coordinator. Adult learners must be at least 18 years old (16 years old if they are not enrolled in a public school setting), and have reliable transportation. They must be able to attend tutoring sessions twice a week (90 minutes each session). Interested parties should call 410.749.3612 ext. 159 and request to speak to the Project READ Coordinator.

Walk-ins are encouraged to inquire at the circulation desk.