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Brooklyn Public Library’s Young Adult Literacy classes are no longer available, however young adults aged 17 to 24 interested in pursuing their high school equivalency diploma here at Brooklyn Public Library, can continue to do so. Academic and test prep courses are offered in all 5 Learning Centers. To enroll in a prep course or learning circle, you must first attend a scheduled HSE screening. 

Free supplemental academic and social support workshops, will be offered to all young adult aged learners, enrolled in Adult Learning programs, starting in spring 2020.

The interactive workshops will cover a variety of topics:

  • College Preparation,
  • Financial Aid 101
  • Career Exploration
  • Entrepreneurial and small business aspirations
  • Personal Growth
  • Wellness and more...

Please continue to check the Young Adult page for more information in the coming weeks...



You must attend one HSE screening to enroll in a class. Screenings are held at all five BPL learning centers as well as Pacific Library. At your screening, we’ll need you to take a reading assessment so we can figure out what program is best for you. Bring a pen, and plan to stay for two hours. We’ll let you know what location you’ll be placed at by the end of your registration session. 17 year-olds must bring their High School discharge papers to registration and proof of age.


If you missed the registration dates or are looking for other programs, The Department of Education’s Other Ways to Graduate Page has information about several NYC-based free programs and educational services. You can also try contacting the Marcy Avenue Referral Center for High School Alternatives at 718.636.5700 or the District 79 Office of Student Support Services at 917.521.3639.

For information about your rights and support in finding appropriate services, visit The Advocates for Children of New York website or call their educational helpline at 1.866.427.6033. In addition, part-time Pre-HSE classes are available for adults (17 and older).


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