Welcome to the Adult Learning Center at Queens Library in Long Island City

The Jeanne Elmezzi Adult Learning Center (J. Elmezzi ALC) is part of the Queens Borough Public Library's Adult Learner Program, and is located at the Long Island City Community Library. We are also a Welcome Center funded by Literacy Zone. The Center provides resources to adult learners in various capacities. We maintain an extensive collection of print and electronic media resources. A variety of web-based distant learning resources and Multimedia materials to help adult immigrants learn English, and adult new readers navigate their community. The J. Elmezzi ALC also offers a slew of programs targeted to helping members of the community enhance their upward mobility aspirations as well as provide professional materials for teachers and tutors. In addition, we have volunteers who conduct English conversation groups, and teach learners to read and write. Last year, the program served approximately 500 adults in the community.

The Adult Learning Center at Queens Library in Long Island City serves as multilingual information resource and referral centers, and provides immigrant families with a wide array of instructional, vocational, recreational, family support, and social services. Instructional services include: ABE (Adult Basic Education), Pre-HSE (High School Equivalency), ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and Citizenship classes; as well as Job Readiness/Resume Preparation Workshops, Small Literacy/English Learning Groups, Computer-Assisted Instruction, Monthly Cultural Workshops & Center Outings, Independent Learning Materials, and an Extensive Book and Multimedia Collections.

Learning Resources

Rocket Languages
Transparent Language Online
Scholastic Encyclopedia
eBooks, eAudio, and eVideo


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Jeanne Elmezzi ALC Winter 2017 Class Schedule222.42 KB
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For more information on the Adult Learning Center at Queens Library in Long Island City, please contact:

Manuel Villapol
Library Literacy Center Manager
Tel. 718-752-3721
E-mail: MVillapol@queenslibrary.org