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November 29, 2012

Altrusa makes donation to city library

NORMAN — Altrusa International Inc. of Norman this week made a donation to the Pioneer Library System’s Literacy Services Department to benefit the group’s efforts in helping adults with their literacy skills.

Martha Aughe and Anne Schommer of Altrusa presented the $350 check to PLS Literacy Coordinator Jane Douglass at Norman Public Library.

The donation will be used to purchase books and language-learning CDs for use by tutors and students in the program, Douglass said.

Altrusa also is hosting a holiday party for the literacy program from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Lowry Room of the Norman Public Library, 225 N. Webster Ave. All tutors and students in the program are invited to attend.

Altrusa members are planning their yearly benefit spaghetti dinner in March, an event that raises funds for projects the group supports. Altrusa also is in the process of one of its yearly fundraisers, a pecan sale featuring items like pecans, glazed pecans and walnuts.

The Pioneer Library System’s Literacy Services Department offers one-on-one tutoring for adults learning English as a Second Language, as well as native speakers who have reading challenges. Volunteer tutors work with adult learners throughout the three-county Pioneer Library System in each of the 10 library branches.

The Norman Public Library features a Literacy Training Center as a quiet location for tutoring sessions, as well as dedicated computers with language-learning programs like Rosetta Stone.

The department is in constant need of volunteer tutors. Prospective tutors must be age 18 or older, be a high school graduate and go through a training session. Trainings are offered monthly from September through April, with the exception of December.

For more information on Literacy Services at the library, call Jane Douglass at 701-2682, email her at janed@pls.lib.ok.us or go online to www.justsoyouknow.us and click on the “Literacy” tab.

For more information on the Altrusa pecan sale or any of the group’s activities, call Martha Aughe at 364-1182 or Anne Schommer at 321-3997.

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