Due to COVID-19, all Literacy Programs are currently on pause. You can find more information on our Alachua County Library District's current services here: https://www.aclib.us/CurrentServices
Here are some things you can do to practice reading at home. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a list of more resources.
News for You: www.newreaderspress.com/news-for-you-online
Free access until June 30, 2020. Click sign in and enter password 22667F
News for You offers easy-to-read news stories that can help you learn to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. Seven new stories are posted each Wednesday, along with audio, exercises, vocabulary, a crossword puzzle, a word search, and a poll. Listen to each story in full or sentence-by-sentence.
The Times in Plain English: www.thetimesinplainenglish.com
Reporting on current events in easy to read, plain English.
The Easy English Times: http://easyenglishtimes.com/free_april_online_edition.pdf
Only the April edition is free. Easy to read news on COVID-19. Activity sheet if you want to test your knowledge: www.easyenglishtimes.com/activities_apr2020.pdf and answer key: www.easyenglishtimes.com/answerkey_apr2020.pdf
GED and Adult Education
We will be checking in with community organizations about their adult education and GED prep classes. When we have more information, we will add that information here. Please email us if you would like a list of more resources and updates on community programs re-opening, email@example.com
Classes in the Community: Most are paused due to COVID-19. We will update this list as programs start back up.
Santa Fe College Adult Education and GED: $30 plus cost of books. Classes will remain online only through Summer B. Do not let money or lack of a computer be a barrier.
Registration for Summer B now open. Summer B starts Monday, June 29.
eSources you can use at home
Learning Express: www.aclib.us/LearningExpress
Has prep courses and practice tests for the GED. Some resources in Spanish. Log in with your library card number. Create an account with an email and password to track your progress.
Better for K-12 students. Some practice tests, but the big deal is live homework help as well as the ability to submit writing for feedback. Log in with your library card number. Create an account with an email and password to track your progress.
Free practice for GED reading and math tests: www.testpreppractice.net/practice-tests/ged-practice-tests
Help in the Community
Looking for help?
Current Services at the Library: Updated regularly as library services start back up.
Help in the Community is a list of resources in Alachua County and information about COVID-19.
Right Service Alachua County is a list of food, healthcare, housing, jobs and other help. Or to find your county, go this link: http://www.rightservicefl.org/ And then click on your county on the map.
United Way of North Central Florida 2-1-1: Connects you to food, housing and other help in the community. Open 24 hours, 7 days a week. They can connect you to someone who speaks Spanish or another language.
Call 211 or 352-332-4631
Elder Helpline: 1-800-262-2243. Help line for seniors. They can connect you to someone who speaks Spanish or another language.
eGovernment: Information on food stamps, medicaid, job searches and more.