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Welcome to Education & Learning

HCPL believes in whole person literacy, we support traditional literacy across all audiences from birth to adulthood. We also provide learning opportunities to round help you to lead happier, healthier and more productive lives, including programs to help you make informed decisions with your hard-earned money and classes to help you catch up and keep up with the ever-changing world of computers and technology. We are here to help you become your best you.

Literacy
It is never too early or too late to begin the reading life. HCPL offers its expertise and programming at all stages of reading development.

Early literacy (birth - pre-school)

Youth Literacy (birth - 18 years)

Adult Literacy (18 years & up)
 

Learn English
Learn to Speak and Read English (also known as ELA and ESL)

If you want to learn to speak and read in English better in safe and friendly surroundings, you are in the right place. All of HCPL English-learning classes are taught by trained volunteer tutors and are completely free of charge. We provide all the materials. All you need is a desire to learn.

Learn more about Learning English

 

Computer & Technology Classes
Covering computer basics and beyond

HCPL is dedicated to bridging the technology gap. Most HCPL branches offer a variety of computing classes from the very basics like how to use a mouse and beginner keyboarding to intermediate and advanced classes covering the software and skills employers demand including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 

Find Computer and Technology Classes near you

Citizenship Classes
HCPL's citizenship classes are completely free and taught by volunteer tutors.

Citizenship classes are designed for adults preparing for the United States naturalization test. We cover the US government, history, and geography.  We also give you tips for the official citizenship interview. Classes are in English and study materials are provided by HCPL.

Learn more about Citizenship Classes 

More Adult Education Programs
More opportunities to learn and grow at HCPL

HCPL offers a variety of educational opportunities including GED, Financial literacy, language learning and more.

Learn more about Adult Education programs