You can add your signature to the Declaration of the Right to Literacy scroll, the result of Literacy Powerline’s Literacy Convention held last year, which is on display from July 9 -14 at the Menlo Park Library in sponsorship with Project Read. The scroll has been signed by thousands of people – mayors and elected officials, the media, adult learners, volunteers, service providers, businesses, faith leaders, educational organizations, foundations, and community residents. It has crisscrossed the country, traveling thousands of miles to focus on the importance of literacy for adults and children. It will be taken to Washington, D.C. on the final leg of its journey, where it will be presented to President Obama in September.
Project Read has been serving the Menlo Park community with a free library-based literacy program since 1985. Volunteer tutors are trained to work one-on-one with adults to help them achieve their goals and function more effectively at home, in the community and at work. Currently there are over 100 adult learners and 90 tutors. Project Read is funded by the City of Menlo Park, California Library Literacy Services, Friends of the Menlo Park Library, The Almanac Holiday Fund, and other local contributions.