Today, September 8, is National Literacy Day. Obviously, we at the Lynnfield Public Library, are big supporters of literacy, but we wanted to share some great organizations and websites that can be of help to adults working to improve their literacy skills or general education.
- The Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline is a great resource that provides referrals to over 300 programs for adult learners, including one-on-one tutoring, small-group or classroom instruction. According to their website, they also “provide information about basic reading, math, adult basic education, English language training, family literacy, High School Equivalency Test preparation or testing sites.” Simply call 1-800-447-8844 or visit http://massliteracyhotline.org/hotline/ to find a program that works for you.
- Several libraries in Massachusetts offer basic reading and HiSET classes. Visit the following website for more information: https://libraries.state.ma.us/literacy/reading/
- For Literacy programs with more focus on ESOL or Citizenship, visit https://libraries.state.ma.us/literacy/esol/
- The MIRA Coalition (Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition) have also put together a great collection of resources here on English classes and other adult education classes: https://miracoalition.org/resources/english-adult-education/
If you have any questions or need further help, please call 781-334-5411 or email email@example.com. The Reference Staff are happy to help, whether it is with locating resources or recommending books to help get started. We also have a great selection of audiobooks to help you listen along as you read, which can be a great help while learning!