Alameda Reads

Alameda Reads has been helping adults learn to read and write since 1985.  Learners who join our program receive free, confidential one-on-one tutoring with a volunteer tutor.  Tutors and learners meet twice a week for one hour for at least six months.  Pairs meet Monday through Sunday at a mutually agreed time either at the Alameda Free Library or the Alameda Reads office.


Since Alameda Reads opened, we have helped over 3,000 people...

  • read books to their children                                         
  • read the newspaper
  • apply for a job
  • pass the high school equivalency exam


Recent Alameda Reads Newsletters                                                                    



Jan-Mar 2015
Feb-May 2014

July-October 2013

April-June 2013

January-March 2013




Contact Alameda Reads
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9 am - 2 pm; Thursday 4pm - 8pm
Phone: (510) 865-2454
2203 Central Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501                                                                 


Becoming an Alameda Reads Learner

If you want to join our program as a learner, call our office at (510) 865-2454.  Click here for more information.


Becoming an Alameda Reads Tutor

If you want to join our program as a tutor, fill out this form and email it to or call our office at (510) 865-2454. We have opportunities for tutoring individually, at the Alameda Adult School, or in the library's computer lab.


Tutors must be at least 21 years old.  We have office volunteer opportunities available for younger volunteers. Contact us to learn more about tutoring in our office.


Small Group Learning

Alameda Reads offers groups for learners and tutors.  Groups usually meet one day a week for two hours and last about a month.  To see a list of recent groups, click here.  To learn more about our Book Club, click here.


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