PLAINFIELD, NJ - This summer will mark the Adult Literacy Department’s 25th anniversary at the Plainfield Public Library. 

Through the years, the program has helped over 5,000 adults to learn English and to read and write, to adjust to life in a new country, to obtain a high school diploma, and to find employment.  Participants have also become citizens, and have learned to improve all around, for themselves, for their families, and for the community.

The library extends an invitation to community members to join the Adult Literacy Department's family as a student, tutor or donor.

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Volunteering with the Adult Literacy Department is an opportunity to make a big difference where it matters. Your skills could help change someone's life.  There are opportunities to tutor small ESL, Basic Literacy, and GED classes.

Training, curriculum, and materials are provided.

Your commitment means:

  • A parent will be able to read a note from his/her child’s teacher.
  • Someone will be able to fill out an application to get a job.
  • An immigrant will become a citizen.

A new round of tutor training will begin in February. Persons with Tuesday night availability are preferred, although anyone is welcome, and the trainings will be held on Saturday mornings.

Contact the Adult Literacy team for more information: (908) 757-1111 ext 122.