• Many adult nonreaders are afraid to come forward.

  • They are often ashamed.

  • They often avoid situations requiring them to read.

If you know someone who needs help with reading, writing or spelling, first speak with them (see suggestions below) and then call the Bryan Adult Learning Center at (979) 703-7740.

The Bryan Adult Learning Center will arrange for a student intake and assessment.Then the student will be placed in a reading class at the Bryan Adult Learning Center.

For students who have already graduated high school but need reading help, the Mounce Public Library also has an adult literacy program.  The student will be paired with a trained tutor. They will meet in a public location (such as a study room in a public library). The student must be at least 18 years old and should have access to transportation – private or public. The contact for this program is librarian, Elaine Platt: eplatt@bryantx.gov

You can also email Bobbee Pennington at:  bobbeepennington@brazosliteracycoalition.org


  1. Speak to that person in private.
  2. Speak in a gentle manner and tell the person that you have noticed that they might like help in a certain area (that you have noticed).
  3. Ask the student if you are correct in your assumption.
  4. Let that person know that you care about them and want to help them.
  5. Tell the person about the Bryan Adult Learning Center (or, if they have a high school degree, the Mounce Public Library Adult Literacy program).