Adult Literacy

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Adult Literacy

Brooklyn Public Library Learning Centers provide free innovative educational programs for beginning adult readers and writers. Through books, technology, and small group instruction, adults build the skills needed to meet their personal, educational, and employment goals. Brooklyn Public Library Learning Centers are located at the Bedford, CentralEastern Parkway, Flatbush and New Lots libraries.

Adult learners in the program are English speaking, older than 17 years of age, and reading below a pre-HSE (High School Equivalency) level. This part-time, flexible program offers four hours of individualized reading and writing instruction per week.  Additional support and programming is available.
To enroll in this program, call or visit one of our five Adult Literacy Learning Centers.

Become a Literacy Volunteer

Volunteer Literacy Tutors assist adults learning to read and write through small group instruction. Prospective tutors attend a 20-hr Literacy Volunteer Tutor Training to gain an understanding of the Literacy Program philosophy and fundamentals of reading and writing instruction. For more information about the Literacy Volunteer opportunity, click here.

Upcoming Literacy Volunteer Information Sessions

Literacy Volunteer Information Sessions will resume in July 2014. Flyers and schedule will be posted to this webpage.

Additional Education Programs Offered
Acknowledgements

The Literacy Program of Brooklyn Public Library is supported by New York City Mayor's Office of Human Capital Development, New York City Mayor's Office Center for Economic Opportunity and New York State Department of Education.

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Learning Centers
496 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
718-623-2134
Mon 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri closed
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun closed
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
718-230-2191
Mon 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri closed
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun closed
1044 Eastern Parkway - 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11213
718-778-9330
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri closed
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun closed
22 Linden Blvd. at Flatbush Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11226
718-856-2631
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri closed
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun closed
665 New Lots Ave. at Barbey St.
Brooklyn, NY 11207
718.257.0260
Mon 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri closed
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun closed