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Adult Literacy

Adult Learner Program

The Adult Learner Program provides services, resources, and life-long learning opportunities to the changing communities of Queens.

Adult Learning Centers

There are seven Adult Learning Centers, with full-time professional staff and volunteers who tutor literacy groups and facilitate ESOL conversation groups. Centers also offer Basic Adult Education classes, video groups, writing groups, technology-assisted instruction, as well as ongoing tutor training provided by professional staff.

Family Literacy Center

Family Literacy serves as multilingual information resource and referral centers, and provides adult literacy participants and their families with a wide array of instructional, vocational, recreational, family support, and social services. Instructional services include ABE, Pre-HSE, ESOL, Citizenship Preparation, Job Readiness/Resume Preparation, Small Literacy / English Learning Groups, Computer-Assisted Instruction, Monthly Cultural Workshops & Center Outings, Independent Learning Materials, and Extensive Book and Multimedia Collections.

Learn English

Approximately 100 English for Speakers of Other languages (ESOL) classes are offered each year at 28 Queens Library locations.

Learn to Read

Programs and activities for beginning to mid-level adult readers.

Pre-HSE Classes

For adults who speak English and want to improve their reading and math skills in preparation for HSE classes.

High School Equivalency

For adults who speak English and want to improve their reading and math skills in preparation for HSE classes.

Volunteering at an Adult Learning Center

Volunteer to be Literacy Tutor or ESOL Facilitator.

Young Adult Literacy Program

For at-risk youth (ages 16 to 24) who have left school without the necessary reading, writing and math skills for a GED class.