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New program offers reading help


September 25, 2019

SWEET HOME LIBRARY Director Rose Peda, left, Amanda Makepeace, State Library of Oregon adult literacy program coordinator, and Kathi Collins, a GED Network volunteer, are working together to offer an adult literacy program at the library.

A new program geared toward native English speakers who need help learning to read and write will be available at the Sweet Home Library by November.

Linn-Benton Community College, Linn County Library Consortium and GED Network are partnering together to offer an adult literacy program funded by a grant through the State Library of Oregon.

"I love this idea," said Rose Peda, director at the Sweet Home Library. "We've identified here at the library several individuals who (would benefit from this program)."

With state money and matching funds totaling $101,000, coordinator Amanda Makepeace...

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