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.


Enrollment is open for the Muskogee Public Library’s Adult Education and Literacy Program.

Class topics, dates, and times.

For information contact Adult Literacy Coordinator Penny Chastain at 918-682-6657, ext. 246, or pchastain@eols.org.



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.
2023 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.

Become a Volunteer


 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
 Reside In the Northeast region of Oklahoma.
 Fill out an application form and background check

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.

Online High School


Muskogee Public Library is offering three scholarships for adults residing in Muskogee County to earn their high school diploma online. The scholarship includes supplies and education coaches to assist students in their studies. The scholarships were made possible through a grant from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

Reach your education and career goals with Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School, an accredited high school completion program available free to eligible adults through the library. Earn your diploma online, on your terms, and graduate ready for your next step.

The program is self-paced and can be completed in up to 24 months. Participants can graduate in less time with transfer credits. Students have access to unlimited one-on-one tutoring sessions and support from success coaches. Learn more at https://www.excelhighschool.org/library/muskogee/the-program/faqs/.

If you’d like to speak to someone about this opportunity, please get in touch with Literacy Coordinator Penny Chastain at pchastain@eols.org or call 918-682-6657.

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


Adults who want to improve their English communication skills can attend
in-person conversational classes at Muskogee Public Library.
Classes are held twice a week:

  • Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

You may attend both classes or just one.


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.


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.

Computer Literacy for Adults 60 and over

Mondays 10:30 am – 12:30 am
No computer experience needed.
Computers are provided for classroom use.


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