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Literacy Plus offers free English Conversation Circles to adults whose native language is not English. The goal is to ensure learners strengthen their conversational English skills and build self-esteem. Trained volunteers facilitate conversation in a casual atmosphere and focus on practical, everyday topics, as well as topics based on interests and needs. The circles are held at several locations in Hayward.
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Free one-on-one tutoring for adults who want to improve their basic reading and writing skills. Trained volunteers provide tutoring at the Main Library, the Weekes Branch Library, or other public sites in Hayward.
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Personalized Book Recommendations for Kids and Teens! Book bundles are batches of books based on theme, topic, or grade level, all hand-selected by your HPL Librarians.
Book Match Customized Digital Book Recommendations Just For You

Get custom reading recommendations curated just for you by a librarian. Fill out a short survey to get a customized list of books you'll love, all available digitally.
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Earn your high school diploma with Career Online High School! Hayward Public Library Literacy Plus program, in partnership with the California State Library and Gale, part of Cengage Learning, offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online through Career Online High School.

Math Review Circles is a program where students receive experiences that promote math development. Participating students and families will receive an engaging, 1-hour math experience with a trained volunteer tutor.

Engaging, one-hour reading experiences with trained read-aloud volunteers. Virtual Reading Circles promote literacy development for participating students and families.

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Tutor.com provides on-demand tutoring, homework help, test preparation and writing assistance for students in grades K-12 in over 40 subjects. Live tutors are available 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm. You can also use their practice quizzes and SkillsCenter Resource Library to study 24/7.