Adult Literacy Center - Benjamin Franklin Branch2200 E. First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90016Phone: (213) 228-7037Show on Map
Additional Phone Numbers
Admin: (323) 263-6901 Library Branch Line
L.A. County Service Provider Area: 4
Adult Literacy Program: Work one on one with an adult tutor to improve your reading and literacy skills. Tutors meet with students in any branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. This service is free. They meet twice a week for 1 to 1½ hours at a time for a minimum of six months.
Limited English Proficiency: This is a self-guided program for adults with limited English skills. Students use books and videos to help them achieve English literacy skills. There is no time limit for this program, and staff provides assistance as needed.
Families for Literacy: Parents of children under the age of five who are enrolled in the Adult Literacy or Limited English Proficiency program are eligible for free children's books. Tutors and staff teach students how to read to their children.
Career Online High School: Adults can earn their high school diploma in as few as five months. It’s online, flexible, free and provides a personal academic coach to help you succeed, convenient 24/7 online classroom access, special training focused on eight in-demand industries, and tools that you need to start or advance your career, including a resume and cover letter.
English Conversation Classes and Walk-In Tutoring on a variety of topics may also be available. Check the website or call the library branch to learn more.
Use of the Adult Literacy Center resources are available during regular library hours: Monday and Wednesday from 10 am to 8 pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 12 to 8 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Closed Sundays.
The Adult Literacy Coordinator's office hours do vary. Please call ahead to learn more.
Population Served: Single Adults
Resource Categories: Services
General Resources: Education
Additional Offerings: Adult Literacy Center, Career Online High School, Online Learning