Scrabble Night benefits adult tutoring program

Staff Report

Word lovers who want to have a great time and support reading can join the Friends of the Santa Barbara Public Library at the annual Scrabble Night for Literacy at the Central Library from 7 – 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22.

The fundraiser welcomes all players, from children to adults, beginners to experts, to enjoy two rounds of the world’s favorite word game.

The entry fee of $20 per person (or parent-child pair playing as a single player) covers admission, games, a prize drawing, and dessert. A cash bar will feature wine, beer and more.

Proceeds help the Santa Barbara Public Library System’s free, volunteer-based Adult Literacy Program to provide books for adult learners and train volunteer tutors.

Annually, more than 300 local adults benefit from no-cost, confidential tutoring provided through the 200-plus volunteer tutors in Adult Literacy Program, which supports learners in all communities served by the Santa Barbara Public Library System, including Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, Montecito, Solvang, and Buellton.

Adult learners are local residents who gain basic skills — from reading and writing to math and communication — that they need to succeed at work, to be effective parents, and to feel a sense of dignity.  For more, call 805-564-5619 or contact Literacy@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.

Information about the Santa Barbara Library system, location, hours, programs and events is available at sbplibrary.org.