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.

Adult Learning Resources

Resources for students and educators, including the ESOL Referral List and GED Compass.

Family Literacy

Offerings include ESOL classes for parents, learning activities for children, homework help for parents and children, and computer and parenting skills classes for parents.

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-GED Classes

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

Volunteering at an Adult Learning Center

Volunteer to be Literacy Tutor or ESOL Facilitator.

Youth Literacy

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