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It is never too late to improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills! We support literacy by providing collections, programs, and spaces for adult learners as well as their teachers and tutors.
The Literacy Collection includes:
- English Grammar, Pronunciation, Spelling, and Writing
- Math, Financial Literacy, Computer Skills, Life Skills
- Short Stories and Kits (book with CD)
- Teacher Resources - LBS & ESL
Featured Collection: Canada and Canadians
Literacy Book Club Sets
Do you run an LBS or ESL book club? We have a variety of leveled readers available as book club sets. Each set contains 10 books, a CD (when available), and a dicussion guide.
Partnership with The Literacy Group
Kitchener Public Library partners with The Literacy Group of Waterloo Region by providing tutoring space for adult learners and their tutors at Central Library.
The Golden Oak Award
The Golden Oak Award provides an opportunity for new readers in adult literacy programs to read books chosen specifically for them. They can read the books by themselves, with their tutors, or as part of a reading group. These nominations encourage new adult readers to gain the skills to accomplish everyday tasks, as well as foster a love of reading.
Literacy in Kitchener
There are several local organizations that support adult learners:
- Conestoga College
Academic Upgrading helps adults improve their math, communication, computer, and science skills to college-entry level.
- Essential Skills Upgrading
Upgrade reading, writing, math and computer skills for work, home, further education or GED.
- Project READ Literacy Network Waterloo-Wellington
Complete an assessment of your skills and get referrals to programs. Get Set Read is an award winning Family Literacy program.
- St. Louis Adult Learning Centre
Core Essentials helps students update skills in Math, Writing, Reading and Computer Use.
Need more info?
To book a tour or find out more about our literacy collections, contact Aimee Jeffrey, Adult Literacy Librarian.
Call: 519.743.0271 x230