As you all know, the services of the Hillsborough Literacy Council have been disrupted for the past number of months due to the Covid pandemic. Since we rely heavily on the library for our tutoring space, and since the libraries have been closed since March, we were not able to continue with our normal mode of service. Although the libraries are reopening soon, study rooms will remain closed, and we will not be able to resume our typical mode of operations in the near future. Therefore we are taking steps to move our operations online for now. We have begun by offering online Conversation Corners nearly every day, and sometimes twice a day. Please look here for the schedule. We are also working on getting some other digital learning tools up and running. People will be able to access these tools on their phones, no matter what type of phone. Keep an eye out for that in the next few weeks.
Once we and our tutors have some experience working online under our belts, and once we have some lesson plans and materials for an online format, we will begin offering one-on-one online tutoring. We hope to have these services all running fully by January.
I would like to note that during the Covid pandemic, the two members of the Literacy Department are often called to provide emergency services to the county as part of our duties, which has divided our attention; however, we are working to get the Hillsborough Literacy Council running at full steam as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience.