Adult Literacy

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The Literacy Program offers one-on-one tutoring and small classes for adults. We can help you sign up for a library card, recommend library books, and show you how to use databases. Below you will find information about classes, programs, and links to free online resources. 

Contact the Literacy Program through email or call 352-334-3920 or 352-334-3929.                

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English Conversation Club 

Creative Writing and Drawing Social Club

English Group Tutoring

Job Club

English Conversation Club

Reading Club

English Conversation Club

GED Study Sessions 

 

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Reading and Math Skills 

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Reading Help

What does the Literacy Program offer?

The Literacy Program offers free tutoring services for adults looking to master reading and math skills. Requests for Reading and Math tutors at a library location near you can be submitted by contacting the Literacy Program by email or call 352-334-3920 or 352-334-3929. 

 

 

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GED Study Sessions, Saturdays 2-4pm, Headquarters Library Meeting Room B

The Literacy Program also offers a GED Study Session every Saturday from 2-4:00 p.m. These sessions will give individuals preparing for the GED an opportunity to ask for help or advice from an experienced GED prep teacher. Topics covered in each session will be tailored to the needs of the attendees. 

 

 

Additional programs offered in the Gainesville community are listed below. See website information for more details about the program.

Resources you can use at home:

English Language Skills

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English Help

What does the Literacy Program offer?

Our award-winning Conversational English program matches English language learners with conversation partners. Requests for English Language tutors at a library location near you can be submitted by contacting the Literacy Program by email or call 352-334-3920 or 352-334-3929. 

Patrons also have the option to attend an ESOL group at the Headquarters Library on Wednesdays from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. or join one of the many English Conversation Clubs. The Literacy Program's English Conversation Clubs are available in person and online.

Additional Programs
The Gainesville community offers additional programs listed below. See website information for more details about the program or print the full list.

Resources you can use at home:

Spanish Language Skills

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Spanish Conversation Club

What does the Literacy Program offer? 

The Literacy Program offers a Spanish Conversation Club every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at the Millhopper Branch for casual conversation practice at 5:30 p.m.  Make connections and increase your Spanish fluency.         

Resources you can use at home:

Technology Skills

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Computer Help

What does the Literacy Program offer?

The Literacy Program offers Computer Help every Tuesday from 2 - 6 p.m. at the Headquarters Library. Our team helps with basic computer questions and offers time for proctored assessments to earn certificates through Northstar Digital Literacy. Earn certification in Basic Computer Skills, Email, Microsoft Word, and more. 

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Job Skills

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What does the Literacy Program offer? 

The Literacy Program offers a Job Club every Wednesday to help patrons with a job search at the Headquarters from 11:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m. Our team can work with patrons to assist in creating an email address, brushing up on soft skills, practicing for an interview, and more. 

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Become a Literacy Tutor

What does the Literacy Program offer? 

The Literacy Program offers a wonderful opportunity to volunteer time with the Alachua County Library District.  If you have interest in volunteering as a literacy tutor or assisting with programming, please submit the required paperwork to get started.  An orientation and training will be provided to all Literacy Program volunteers. See the Alachua County Volunteer Handbook for further details. 

Resources for Literacy Program Volunteers:

Citizenship Class

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Join us for this free class to prepare you to take the U.S. citizenship examination.

Tuesdays and Thursday from June 4th to July 9th at Millhopper Branch

Are you interested in becoming a US Citizen? Then, join us! This class will cover the skills and concepts students need to pass the civics and literacy tests and prepare for the naturalization interview. We will review topics and important points covered by the USCIS civics questions, review the N-400 form and practice interview dialogs. Registration is encouraged.

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Our spring session of English for Families has ended. Please check back for future dates.     

English for Families is a multi-week series of interactive English language classes. The program is welcome to all and ideal for families with children ages 6 to 12 years old. Each class features a lesson centered around a children's book that families will get to take home, hands-on activities, and refreshments. 

Registration for this program series is recommended. We encourage families to commit to the full five weeks of the program on 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, and 5/11.