Our libraries have returned to regular service hours and we're excited to welcome you back to a fine-free library experience.

Randall Hinson, Librarian, Office of Education and Literacy

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Learner Jamie Ferguson works with her tutor Catalina Gancz

Adult Literacy: Turning Dream Goals Into Reality

September 08, 2021

In Adult Literacy Services, our dedicated volunteers and literacy coordinators work tirelessly to help adult learners, like Jamie Ferguson, achieve their goals. This is the story of their literacy journey together.


Pictured from left: Learner Mark Clemons and Literacy Coordinator Priscilla Rojas-Naiman

What the Library Means to Me: Adult Literacy Learner Gets a Job

January 15, 2020

For 35 years, the Adult Literacy program at the Los Angeles Public Library has helped adults all over Los Angeles improve their reading and writing skills.


Leamos volunteers, and mentors

Enfoque en la alfabetización: un sueño hecho realidad

August 07, 2019

En julio del año pasado, tres estudiantes emprendieron su camino hacia la alfabetización a través de Leamos, un programa de alfabetización a base de computadora, en la Biblioteca Pacoima.


Leamos volunteers, and mentors

Spotlight on Literacy: A Dream Come True

July 31, 2019

Last July, three students began a journey toward literacy via Leamos, a computer-based literacy program, at the Pacoima Branch Library.


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Adult Literacy Volunteers Recognized

May 22, 2020

The Los Angeles Public Library recognizes the 2018 recipients of The President’s Volunteer Service Award.


8 new adult literacy coordinators

Meet the New Adult Literacy Coordinators

July 24, 2019

Meet the new Adult Literacy Coordinators!


Gregory Hill writing at a desk in the library

Spotlight on Adult Literacy: Dreams Achieved

April 03, 2019

For 35 years, the Adult Literacy program at the Los Angeles Public Library has helped adults all over Los Angeles improve their reading and writing skills. Gregory Hill is one of our inspiring learners.


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Interview with a Career Online High School Graduate - Brenda Trani

April 18, 2018

Brenda Trani is a recent graduate from Los Angeles Public Library’s Career Online High School. We talked to Brenda just before our March graduation to ask her about her experience.


Willie Howard and woman at Career Online High School graduation ceremony

Interview with a Career Online High School Graduate - Willie Howard

April 13, 2018

On March 14, 2018 Willie Howard graduated from the Los Angeles Public Library’s Career Online High School program. Born and raised in Los Angeles and the oldest of 6 children, Willie has been a patron of the Central Library for many years.


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