The American Dream Starts at Your Library
Lupita Aguilar didn’t speak English when she came to Arizona 12 years ago. But because Quincie Douglas Library was close to her house and the English language classes offered there were free, she moved from beginning to advanced classes in just four years.
The English classes at the library changed my life,” said Ms. Aguilar. “They opened the door for my first full-time job.
All of our libraries have materials like picture dictionaries, newspapers for adult learners, audiobooks for learning English, and language learning software. Classes are taught by Literacy Connects and are available for both beginners as well as more advanced students.
Click here for a list of English language classes that are going on now.
Pima County Public Library (PCPL) has received a $15,000 The American Dream Starts @ your library grant to help increase literacy services to adult English language learners. The grant was founded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and the American Library Association to meet the growing demand for English language literacy services.
Read more about the grant and how it will benefit our community.