Randall Hinson, Librarian, Office of Education and Literacy



the visitor movie poster

Time Out of Joint: Underrated Sci Fi Films You Can Stream on Kanopy

April 14, 2022

The year is 3036. Venusian Fnargs have demolished Earth and fried much of the human race with subthalamic energy beams. Now they scuttle through the smoking rubble of New Los Angeles, hunting down survivors.

Tutor helps adult learner study for her US Citizenship

Citizenship Success! Virtual Tutoring Turns a Goal Into a Reality

January 14, 2022

In October 2019, Alma Velasco—an adult learner at the Echo Park Branch Library—got serious about becoming a US citizen. Alma sent in her application to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, and she and her tutor, Claire Chandler, began working towards her goal. Then, COVID-19 hit.

Cesar with Laurie, an adult literacy tutor

Laurie and Cesar: Making Remote Learning Work

November 22, 2021

Despite the enormous challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Adult Literacy Services at the Los Angeles Public Library never stopped working.

Collage of horror films in Kanopy

Amazing Underground Horror Films You Can Stream on Kanopy

October 19, 2021

Twilight creeps into the afternoon, and the autumn nights grow dark and gloomy. Dead leaves rustle, weird things lurk in the shadows… Halloween is on the way!

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.

group of people holding a giant library card

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!