adult literacy


Tutor helps adult learner study for her US Citizenship
Randall Hinson, January 14, 2022

In October 2019, Alma Velasco—an adult learner at the Echo Park Branch Library—got serious about becoming a US citizen. Alma sent in her application to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, and she and her tutor, Claire Chandler, began working towards her goal. Then, COVID-19 hit.

smiling dude at his lap top
Eileen Ybarra, November 23, 2021

I consider myself to be a lifelong learner and student. Even though I’ve stopped enrolling in classes through formal education, I have continued to take personal enrichment courses on my own time. For example, I enjoy taking classes on creative writing for fun.

Cesar with Laurie, an adult literacy tutor
Randall Hinson, November 22, 2021

Despite the enormous challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Adult Literacy Services at the Los Angeles Public Library never stopped working.

Learner Jamie Ferguson works with her tutor Catalina Gancz
Randall Hinson, September 08, 2021

In Adult Literacy Services, our dedicated volunteers and literacy coordinators work tirelessly to help adult learners, like Jamie Ferguson, achieve their goals. This is the story of their literacy journey together.

Pictured from left: Learner Mark Clemons and Literacy Coordinator Priscilla Rojas-Naiman
Randall Hinson, January 15, 2020

For 35 years, the Adult Literacy program at the Los Angeles Public Library has helped adults all over Los Angeles improve their reading and writing skills.

COHS graduate, Kelly Chavez
Literacy Office, September 01, 2019

Working on your high school diploma is hard, and sometimes it can feel like you'll never reach the end. In the beginning, the day when you walk across the graduation stage can seem very far away.

Leamos volunteers, and mentors
Randall Hinson, August 07, 2019

En julio del año pasado, tres estudiantes emprendieron su camino hacia la alfabetización a través de Leamos, un programa de alfabetización a base de computadora, en la Biblioteca Pacoima.

Leamos volunteers, and mentors
Randall Hinson, July 31, 2019

Last July, three students began a journey toward literacy via Leamos, a computer-based literacy program, at the Pacoima Branch Library.

group of people holding a giant library card
Randall Hinson, May 22, 2020

The Los Angeles Public Library recognizes the 2018 recipients of The President’s Volunteer Service Award.

8 new adult literacy coordinators
Randall Hinson, July 24, 2019

Meet the new Adult Literacy Coordinators!