The Learning Center
The Learning Center has been flooded with calls for reading and math help for MCAS students. The superintendent for Michigan City Area Schools has prioritized both reading and math with the goal of improving achievement as well as test scores. Consider joining as a volunteer tutor so that, as a community, we can pull together and better prepare our children.
In addition, we tutor adults who are reinforcing basic skills, pre-GED, GED, or who need help with college support. We also tutor persons whose first language is not English and who want to improve their English language skills. Volunteer and make a difference today!
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, please contact:
The Learning Center
Jessica Hoffmaster – Literacy Supervisor
Background checks are necessary for tutors and are provided by the Michigan City Public Library free of charge.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Michigan City Public Library is a volunteer organization that assists the library through donations of materials and equipment. For a very small membership fee, you can become a Friend. It’s a great way to say, “I care about the library.” Stop by the Circulation Desk or call 219-873-3040 for information.
Youth Services has volunteer opportunities for youth ages 13 – 17 (18 if still in high school). To volunteer, you first must pass a written test that shows the ability to alphabetize Volunteer tasks include shelving materials, assembling craft projects, light cleaning, and a variety of tasks on an as-needed basis. For more information, call Youth Services at 219-873-3045 and ask for Marina.
VITA Tax Program Volunteers Needed
Each year the library participates in the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. We are looking for volunteers to offer help at least one day a week during the tax season (Feb-April). The IRS provides some training and you must pass the VITA test through the intermediate level. Testing and training are online. There is a great need in our community for this kind of assistance. Helping can be very rewarding! For more information, call 219-873-3049.
Warm Up America
The Michigan City Public Library has organized a local chapter of Warm Up America, open to all ages and skill levels! Warm Up America is a 501(c)3 charity made up of volunteers who knit and crochet handmade afghans and clothing for those in need. Whether they work alone or in groups with friends, family members, or co-workers, participants share a commitment to help their neighbors and serve their communities. Find out more…