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.

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.