The United Way of Orange County has given a literacy group $5,000 to convert a storage room at the city's main library into a facility with computers to help people learn to read and write.
Conversion of the room into a literacy learning area is scheduled to start in early 1990 and be finished by early summer, officials said.
The United Way grant was to the Literacy Volunteers of America-Huntington Valley. That organization works with adults who want to learn to read and write. It is based at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave.
The use of computers helps teach illiterate adults how to read and write, said Linda Light, director of the library's Adult Literacy Services. "It helps them work on phonics and spelling and writing and even math."