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LITERACY PROGRAMS

DEDICATED TO HELPING ADULTS IMPROVE ALL PARTS OF THEIR LIVES THROUGH LIFELONG LEARNING

All classes are free and available to any library card-holder ages 18 and over in Adair, Cherokee, Delaware, McIntosh, Muskogee, and Sequoyah Counties. Online classes are available for all areas. Tahlequah Public Library and Muskogee Public Library offer in-person classes, as well.

Library literacy programs use evidence-based techniques to provide one-to-one and small group tutoring and instruction. Programs are virtual through learning apps and YouTube, learner-driven, and they support adults in setting and achieving their personal goals. They connect learners with books, programming, and other library resources. And they provide opportunities for learners to develop and use leadership skills.

For those who do not have access to the internet, computers, or a smartphone, the libraries have computers and laptops available to use during regular business hours. Wi-Fi extends into the parking areas and is available 24-hours-a-day.

Volunteers Always Welcome

Requirements:

 Minimum age of 21
 A high school diploma or equivalent
 English proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing
 Have a basic understanding of computers
 Attend tutor training
 Be dedicated and committed to your adult learner and the adult literacy
program
 Reside In the Northeast region of Oklahoma.
 Fill out an application form and background check

Become a Volunteer

Adults, 21 and over, who are interested in being an adult literacy tutor at Muskogee Public Library should fill out this form: 2022 General Application for Volunteer Adult Tutor You must live within the Northeastern area of Oklahoma. You will be contacted by the Adult Literacy Coordinator to further discuss your volunteer options.

For Tahlequah Public Library, please contact Cathy Monholland at cmonholland@eols.org.

GED Test Preparation

Test prep tutoring for adults who wish to take the General Education Diploma (GED) that includes mathematics, social studies, science, and language arts components.

U.S. CITIZENSHIP TEST PREPARATION

Before you apply for naturalization, you must meet a few requirements. Depending on your situation, different requirements may apply to you. Some of those requirements are that you must be at least 18 years old, be a permanent resident, be able to read, write, and speak basic English, and have a basic understanding of U.S. History and Government. These courses help you study for the written exam.

Antes de solicitar para su naturalizacion debe cumplir con algunos requisitos. Dependiendo de su situaccion, diferentes requerimientos le puedan aplicar. Algunos de esos requerimientos son que usted debe tener almenos 18 años de edad, ser un residente permanente, poder leer, escribir, y entender ingles basico, y tener un entendimiento basico de la historia y el gobierno de los estados unidos. Estos cursos le ayudaran a estudiar para el examen escrito.

Adult Basic Education

General study of basic reading, writing, and mathematics. Helpful for those needing to brush up on skills for going back to school as non-traditional students.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Basic, conversational, and advanced ESL classes are offered to assist any adult English language student regardless of their level of mastery. These classes are online/virtual and free.

Have Questions?

If you would like information regarding the adult literacy program as online courses in any county, or in-person courses at Muskogee Public Library, please fill out the form below and the Adult Literacy Coordinator will contact you.
2022 Request for Information about the Adult Literacy Program

For in-person courses at Tahlequah Public Library, including GED prep, U.S. Citizenship test prep, spoken and written English for both native and non-native speakers, basic academic subjects, cursive writing, the Oklahoma Driver’s License Manual, and searching the online Dawes Rolls, please contact Cathy Monholland at cmonholland@eols.org. Other topics may be available, so please call and check.

Free Online Literacy Resources