Literacy Services

Oceanside READS Learning Center is a place where adults learn to read or improve their reading skills in a welcoming and encouraging environment.  For many people, Oceanside READS is an empowering experience, opening new doors of opportunity.

What we offer:Book
  • One-on-one tutoring
  • Literacy books and materials
  • Access to computers
To become an Oceanside READS learner you must:
  • Be 18 years of age 
  • Be able to speak English 
  • Schedule an assessment with a staff member to determine your tutoring needs 
  • Meet with your tutor for a minimum of 2 days a week, 90 minutes each time

If you would like more information about becoming a tutor, please visit our becoming a tutor page.

An Assessment of the Library's Adult Literacy Program

The Oceanside Public Library worked with Library Consultant Joseph Matthews from February to August 2018, and is now proud to share the result of Joe's hard work. Our many thanks to Joe for his dedicated research and discussion with people in Oceanside and the literacy community.


Read the Literacy Consultant's Report.


The proposal was requested to: " all aspects of the Library’s provision of literacy services for English-speaking adults... The Consultant’s recommendations may be applied to the Oceanside READS Literacy Program, or to any Adult Literacy services the Library may provide or coordinate.  The consultant will be expected to address the following areas and make recommendations:  --Community adult literacy needs and outcomes analysis --Progress and status tracking for adult learners --Resource management to meet objectives and service level needs --Tools and materials --Marketing and collaboration."