Adult Literacy

Literacy Program


Huntsville Public Library offers free Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language tutoring to adults.The Literacy Program is staffed by trained volunteers and all services and materials are provided free of charge. The Literacy Program is affiliated with Pro-Literacy America and Literacy Texas.

GED classes

The Huntsville Public Library will host free GED classes taught by Lone Star College

staff (dates to be announced). Students are required to attend Orientation from noon to
4 p.m. on Saturday, September 22 to enroll. Students 19 years and older should bring
valid government-issued photo ID. Students 18 years of age and younger, in addition to
the ID, need a self-consent form, a parental consent form, and a withdrawal form from
their previous institution. Preregistration is necessary, Register here. For Questions, 
Contact the AEL Team at Lone Star College at 281-260-3576 or gcadulted@lonestar.edu or visit myhuntsvillelibrary.com.

ESL Classes


The Huntsville Public Library will host English as a Second Language (ESL) Orientation
from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Students are required to attend
the orientation to enroll. The classes (dates to be announced) will be taught by Lone
Star College staff. Pre-registration is required, Register here. For Questions Contact the AEL Team at Lone Star College at 281-260-3576 or gcadulted@lonestar.edu or visit
myhuntsvillelibrary.com.

Clases de ESL


La Biblioteca Pública de Huntsville está organizando clases de inglés Como Segundo Lenguaje (ESL). Orientacion comienza el sábado 29 de septiembre, 2018 de 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Por favor de ser puntual. Interesados en atender necesitan atender la orientación primero antes de comenzar las clases. Las clases comenzarán el (dates to be announced) y serán enseñadas por los profesores del colegio Lone Star College. La pre-registración es requerida para esta clase. Registración aquí.Tiene preguntas? Favor de contactarse al equipo de AEL al colegio de Lone Star al 281-260-3576 o por correo electrónico gcadulted@lonestar.edu o visite nuestra página myhuntsvillelibrary.com.

Adult Basic Education


These 1-on-1 tutorials cover the fundamentals of reading, writing, and mathematics. The curriculum is designed to equip new readers with the skills to handle most literacy-related tasks.

English as a Second Language


These 1-on-1 and small group sessions cover the fundamentals of English conversation, reading, writing, and comprehension. Tutors do not need to speak a foreign language.

Volunteer Tutors


Volunteers are needed to assist adult learners to improve their literacy skills. Tutor candidates may apply at the Huntsville Public Library. Candidates will be required to submit a release for a background check. It is not necessary to speak Spanish.

Interested persons should email Mary Kokot or call her at 936-291-5471.

Volunteer Eligibility


To be eligible to volunteer you must:
  • Be 18 years of age
  • Be willing to commit to a minimum of 2 hours per week of tutoring
  • Complete Huntsville Public Library's tutor training sessions
  • Have the ability to read and write English

Citizenship Preparation Course 


The Huntsville Public Library in conjunction with the Sam Houston State University (SHSU) Center for Law, Engagement, and Politics (LEAP) presents a free Citizenship Preparation Course.

The course is designed to prepare immigrants for the U. S. Naturalization Test and will cover the application process, oral interview, and exam. All materials will be provided free of charge. The classes are taught by Mike Yawn, Political Science Professor at SHSU.

For more information, questions, or to register for the class, please email Mary Kokot or you may call her at 936-291-5471.

Stop by the library for free brochures about
the citizenship process. The library also
has materials available that will help
prepare candidates for the citizenship exam.