Adult Literacy / ESL Services

Pleasanton Reads: Serving Adult Learners of English

What is Pleasanton Reads?

Pleasanton Reads provides instruction in basic literacy and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) through free weekly tutoring and ESL Conversation Practice Groups for eligible adults.


Who can join?

  • Learners:  The program is open to Pleasanton residents 18 years of age or older who are either native English speakers or ESL students and who read below the 8th grade level.  Click here for student information.

  • Volunteer Tutors: Volunteers aged 18 years or older are trained by the Library's Literacy Team. All necessary instructional materials are provided. We are seeking 1:1 or small group tutors, conversation group leaders, and book club leaders. Contact us with questions.

When does Pleasanton Reads meet?

Please contact us to learn about virtual tutoring options or conversation practice opportunities. 



Where does Pleasanton Reads meet?

For the health and safety of all participants, tutoring and ESL Conversation Practice Groups are virtual at this time.


How much does it cost?

Instruction and materials are provided free of charge to participants.  Funding for the program is provided by the City of Pleasanton and a grant from California Library Literacy Services (CLLS), a program of the California State Library.


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Contact us

  • Literacy Office:  925-931-3405 or