South San Francisco Only City in Bay Area Chosen to Offer Spanish Literacy Program

From South San Francisco Patch

” The South San Francisco Public Library was selected as one of twenty libraries across California to join a pilot program – Leamos @ the Library. Leamos, translated as Let’s Read @ The Library, is a literacy program aimed at helping native Spanish speakers improve their reading and writing in Spanish.”When native Spanish speakers are taking English classes, they encounter difficulty when their primary language skills are minimal,” said Marta Bookbinder, South San Francisco Literary Services Coordinator. “By offering this program to our residents, it will increase their native language literacy, which will reduce the difficulty of learning English in the long run.”The pilot program is supported by a grant awarded by the James Irvine Foundation to Centro Latino to explore partnerships with public libraries.””