"There's an added benefit to people working in a small group. They learn from each other as well as the teacher," said Hensley-Cushing.
The library also has a wide range of language learning materials, including a laptop loaded with Rosetta Stone software patrons can check out, said Buhl.
With program funding in hand, Literacy NY and the library are looking for new volunteers. Time commitment is minimal, with most tutors working two or three hours a week. That's following a training session.
The next orientation session will be on Monday, March 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Guilderland Public Library. For more information, contact Literacy NY's June O'Connor at 452-3382.""