Literacy - Community Organizations

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First Book - Monroe County

Websitehttps://secure3.convio.net/book/site/Donation2?df_id=1344&amp%3B1344.donation=form1
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

A recognized leader in social enterprise, First Book has pioneered groundbreaking channels to provide new books and educational resources at deeply reduced prices - and for free - to schools and programs serving children in need.

ContactAkola Krishnan (Chairwoman)
MonroeCounty_IN [at] FirstBook.org
812-322-7918
Community Organizations Subjects

Friends of the Library

Websitehttp://mcpl.info/friends
Address303 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

The Monroe County Public Library Foundation, also known as the Friends of the Library, support the mission, vision, and values of the library. The Friends advocate for Monroe County Public Library and support library collections, services, programs, and staff development.

As a nonprofit corporation, the Friends collect and administer the grants, gifts, bequests, and other monies (outside of local tax receipts) that help make the Library's many programs such an integral part of our community. The Friends also staff and run the Friends of the Library Bookstore on the first floor of the Main Library. Proceeds from the Bookstore support Library programming and services.

Contactfol [at] mcpl.info
812-349-3050
Year Established1965
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
Community Organizations Subjects

MCCSC Adult Education at Broadview Learning Center (BLC)

Websitehttp://www.mccsc.edu/adulted
Address705 W. Coolidge Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

 

The Monroe County Community School Corporation Adult Education program offers individualized instruction and guidance to teen and adult learners who seek to improve basic skills or learn new ones to create better opportunities for themselves and their families.

The Broadview Learning Center offers the following services:

  • FREE Adult Basic Education/TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) classes (formerly GED)
  • FREE ESL (English as a Second Language) classes
  • FREE Teen Learning Center (TLC) Programs
  • Workforce Development
  • Evening Computer Classes
  • Volunteer Training and Opportunities
Contact330-7731
Community Organizations Subjects

Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL)

Websitehttp://www.monroe.lib.in.us/vital
AddressMonroe County Public Library
303 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

VITAL offers the following services:

  • One-to-one tutoring - Trained tutors help individual learners set goals, gain essential literacy skills, and increase their confidence.
  • New Reader Support Group - An opportunity for new readers to gather and exchange their thoughts and ideas in a supportive and confidential group
  • Additional Tutor Training - In-services are offered in the area of computing, GED tutoring, Laubach Method, and English as a second language
  • Introduction to Tutoring for Volunteers
  • Brown Bag Lunches
ContactVITAL, Monroe County Public Library
vital [at] monroe.lib.in.us
349-3173
Community Organizations Subjects