Networking Opportunity for Libraries Serving English Language Learners

California Library Literacy Services invites libraries from around the country to connect in call centered on adult and family literacy programs in libraries.

Notice for libraries that offer adult literacy/ESL/ELL services: 


Over the past year, I’ve received a number of inquiries about basic adult literacy services in libraries and heard about reading instruction programs from trainers and vendors who work across the nation. I know that in many states there are individual libraries that offer adult literacy services and others that are interested in doing so. In some states, there are state funded adult literacy and ESL services in libraries. I represent California Library Literacy Services, now celebrating its 40th anniversary of supporting adult and family literacy programs in libraries across our state. I’d like to convene a general meeting of public libraries and State Library Agency staff who work on adult literacy issues.

Isn’t it time we all met to find out what’s happening in the field? Although we all have different partners and models, we share roles as library literacy supporters or providers.

I invite you to register for and join a Zoom gathering on Wednesday, March 13, at 9 a.m. Pacific (10 a.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. Central, 12 noon Eastern, but the Zoom meeting should adjust automatically!).

The agenda for this meeting is to learn about the state of the field. Please be ready to share what’s happening in your region, or at least share your questions.

Please share with other public libraries and staff that you know are engaged in literacy services for adults, whether through tutoring, online educational opportunities, workforce development, classes, or other forms of adult education.