Literacy Blog

Gulf Coast Reads Events @ your library this October

Freeman Library is proud to host three different Gulf Coast Reads events this October. Please contact the library for more information. All programs at Freeman Library are free, open to the public, and supported by the Friends of Freeman Library


Upcoming Literacy Tutor Training

HCPL Adminstration Offices (near NRG Stadium)
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
9220 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX  77054
9:30AM - 2:30PM

High Meadows Branch Library
Saturday, October 24, 2015
4500 Aldine Mail Route Road
Houston, TX  77039
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Octavia Fields Branch Library
Monday, November 16, 2015
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX  77338
1:00 PM - 6:30 pm

Register now for one of the upcoming literacy tutor training. Call 713-274-6600.

Upcoming ESL Tutor Training Sessions

HCPL - Administrative Offices (Near NRG Stadium)
Friday, September 18, 2015
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Limited Seating

La Porte Community Library
Saturday, November 21, 2015
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

North Channel Branch Library
Friday, December 18, 2015
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Parker Williams Branch Library
Monday, January 11, 2016
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

To register for any of these training sessions, call 713-274-6600

Registration open for fall ESL classes

Fall ESL classes at Parker Williams Branch Library begin September 9. Get the word to someone you know who needs help with reading, writing or spoken English, and also let them know that the registration deadline is August 31! Visit anytime between now and that date to register for a class and take a pre-test.

The library's ESL classes are led completely by volunteers and help more than 85 adults every month with English language skills. If you are interested in volunteering, the library will host a training session on August 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All materials are provided and no second language skills are necessary. For more information or to register, contact us at 281-484-2036.

Help a Neighbor to a Better Life. Become an ESL Tutor!

Most of us take for granted that we can speak and be understood. That is a luxury many of your neighbors don't have. But with only a few hours a week and a willingness to help, you can change that: Become an ESL tutor at HCPL.

Our next free training session is Tuesday, May 26. 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Evelyn Meador Branch Library.
No teaching experience is necessary.
For more information or to register for any of our upcoming training classes, call 713-749-9000 or email

Upcoming Tutor Training: May - June 2015.

For more information and to register for any of the training sessions below, please contact Literacy Services Specialist, Alisha Hall: 713-749-9000 or

ESL Tutor Training
Thursday, May 7, 2015
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library
22248 Aldine Westfield Road
Humble, TX 77338

ESL Tutor Training
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Evelyn Meador Branch Library
2400 North Meyer Road
Seabrook, TX 77586

Volunteer to help adults learn English

If you enjoy helping others learn important skills, becoming an English as a second language tutor may be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. Parker Williams Branch Library will be hosting a training session on Saturday, February 28, to help new volunteers learn about the materials provided by the library and the kinds of activities common in ESL classes.

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