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St. Louis County Library offers adults the opportunity to learn how to read or improve their reading skills through the MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach program. This online, adaptive system creates individualized lesson plans using a unique, three-tiered approach.

SLCL provides a limited number of seats to qualified adult learners who are looking to expand their literacy skills.

To be considered for the program, applicants must successfully complete a phone screening, followed by an in-person interview to review the learning agreement requirements.

Once enrolled in the program, participants will log in and complete at least two hours of assignments each week, for a total of at least eight consecutive weeks. There are a total of 20 seats available on a rolling basis.

Please contact the Adult Literacy Coordinator at or by calling  314-994-3300 ext. 2381 for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is MindPlay?

MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach is a researched-based online reading comprehension program. It is an automated, adaptive system that creates an individualized lesson plan using a unique, three-tiered approach.

Who can apply for a seat?

Adult residents of the St. Louis County Library District who are at least 18-years-old and not currently enrolled in high school. Program applicants must have a current St. Louis County Library card or be willing to apply for a library card.

How long will it take to complete the program?

MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach guarantees reading improvement after consistent usage of the software two hours per week for 40 weeks. Many learners, however, have improved their skills after only 20 hours of usage. For this reason, learners will be required to complete at least 16 hours of lessons within the first month of enrollment or forfeit their seat. Learners will be able to check out their renewable seat for 8-week terms.

What other adult literacy resources does the library offer?

How do I get started?

Contact the Adult Literacy Coordinator at 314-994-3300 ext. 2381 for more information.