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Placer Adult Literacy Service (PALS)

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PALS provides adults with the tools to change their lives by giving them the reading, writing, and basic math skills needed to earn a living, stay healthy and improve our community.

We Teach and Help Improve

  • Reading Skills
  • Writing Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • We also offer Job Search and GED Help

Did You Know

Adults who read, raise children who will do better in school and life.


  • Is the foundation of learning
  • Empowers adults to make a better life and world themselves and their families
  • Helps families be healthier, support themselves through work, become better citizens and create a more fair and just society

Won't you Join us?
Become a Volunteer Reading Coach!

Volunteer Reading Coaches work with English-speaking adults who want to improve their reading skills.

How does it work?

  • Learners are assessed, then matched one-on-one with a volunteer reading coach.
  • Reading coach and learner meet at a time and place convenient to both.

Services are:

  • Free
  • Confidential
  • One-on-One
  • Learner Centered
  • Learner Goal Oriented

A learner in the program should be:

  • 16 years or older
  • Out of school
  • Able to speak English well enough to request services, perform an assessment, and communicate with a reading coach
  • Able to meet with reading coach on regular basis

A reading coach in the program should be:

  • 18 years or older
  • Relatively proficient in both spoken and written English
  • Able to participate in an informational meeting and a 10-hour reading coach training
  • Able to meet with learner on regular basis
  • Able to commit to volunteering for a minimum of 6 months

Upcoming Reading Coach Trainings:

Trainings are held approximately three times per year at different branch libraries. Please call the PALS office for more information or look below to see if the next one has been scheduled and posted.

  • The next training is To Be Announced.
  • Confirmed dates will be posted when details are finalized.
  • If you wish to be a reading coach, please make it a priority to attend the informational meeting the week before the training.

For more information, contact:
the PALS office at: 530-886-4530 or

  • Placer Adult Literacy Service is located at 350 Nevada St. Auburn, CA 95603
    PALS was established in 1985 as a FREE program of the Placer County Library.

Become a Reading Booster

Have a passion for promoting the importance of reading? Want to support the improvement of reading skills for the adults in your community? Become a Reading Booster!

Find out more about what it means to become a Reading Booster .

The Modern Day Job Seeker's Dilemma

How do you go online to find a job if you're not an expert at going online? Try JobScout! JobScout is an online learning platform that is designed to teach someone the basic Internet skills they need to find a job, and then help them build their resume and run job searches. Sign up is free.Please click here to try out JobScout. and then share the link with others. JobScout is a project of the California State Library.

Literacy Support Council of Placer County

Formed in 1991, the Literacy Support Council of Placer County is a non-profit, volunteer run organization, whose sole purpose is to support the Placer Adult Literacy Service. Meetings are held 1 pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month in the community room of the library listed below. All meetings begin at 1:00 p.m. Boosters are always needed.... Come join us! The public is welcome.

Additional information is available by visiting the Literacy Support Council at or emailing
Literacy Support Council of Placer County mailing address: P.O. Box 5291 Auburn, CA 95604-5291


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