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In January, the Dearborn Public Library will offer a returning program for residents interested in helping others improve literacy skills as reading tutors. In addition, the monthly community Book and Media Sale hosted by the Friends of the Library Dearborn (FOLD) will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024.

Free reading tutor training to be offered in Dearborn through local literacy non-profit We Shall Read

In partnership with We Shall Read, a local non-profit organization, the Dearborn Public Library invites residents to apply for one of 30 scholarships to become a skilled reading tutor through the MentorMe! reading training program.

The 12-week, 30-hour in-person training program will take place at the Henry Ford Centennial Library beginning Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024. Sessions will be held on most Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at no cost to trainees. The program is sponsored, in part, by the Dearborn Rotary Club.

The application period is open through Friday, Jan. 19. To apply, visit bit.ly/W24DearbornMM. Applicants can also contact Kristin Dwyer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The course will equip participants with a tailored curriculum for literacy tutors and includes coaching on managing a small business, and provides tutors with a dedicated curriculum. Trainees will also receive support from an assigned mentor, weekly group coaching calls, and social media groups. Library staff will also be equipped to provide presentations on various library resources that will enrich the tutors in supporting their students.

Monthly FOLD Book & Media Sale on Jan. 10, 2024

The Friends of the Library Dearborn (FOLD) will host their monthly book and media sale on Wednesday, Jan. 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave.

The January sale will feature world history and fiction books, in addition to other media, graphic novels, magazines, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and vinyl records. Collectors will want to check out the showcase in the book sale room and peruse “treasure tables” for unique and rare items.

Proceeds from the FOLD book sales are used to support library programs and services.

See all event details and more information for each of these opportunities by visiting DearbornLibrary.org or by calling 313-943-2330. For more information and updates, follow @DearbornLibrary on Facebook and Instagram.

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