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January - March 2009     VOLUME 13 ISSUE 1
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Lake County Library System Adult Literacy Program has a new Learner Mentor at the Leesburg Public Library!

Erika L. Greene

We are very excited to be offering a new program! We know how hard learners work with their tutors to improve their English language skills and sometimes it is difficult. So, we are pleased to announce that we have created a Learner Mentor program. The learner mentors will be available to answer questions, offer support, make changes, and anything else that will help the adult learners achieve their literacy goals. We hope that this will make the learners experience in the Lake County Library System Adult Literacy Program a better one!

We are pleased to welcome Silvia Truyts Carey as the new Leesburg Learner Mentor. She is 41 years old and was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil. She came to the United States in 2000 and first lived in Orlando but after meeting her husband, Brian, she moved to Leesburg. She works at the Waterfront Inn in The Villages as the Executive Housekeeper. Not only is Silvia working with a tutor but she is volunteering additional time to help staff and tutors communicate with learners as well as recruit new learners to the program. Silvia has been instrumental in recruiting over 15 new learners in the short time she has been a volunteer Learner Mentor! We are thrilled to have her as part of the literacy team.