Adult Learning @ the Public Library

About Adult Literacy

Adult Literacy Services

The two services below, Reading Works and ReadWest, are two of our community resources providing fantastic free adult literacy education.  Although neither is a part of the Public Library we appreciate the work they do and want to bring awareness to their resources.



Reading Works

From health to the economy, to children's welfare to civic engagement, every important issue is impacted by adult literacy. We help adults acquire the skills they need to change their lives ​through literacy. 

Since 2009, Reading Works has provided free literacy tutoring to adults. Adult literacy is about individual dignity and building strong families. It's about building an inclusive community where everyone has opportunity. Community volunteers provide one-on-one or small group tutoring:

  • Reading & Writing
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) 
  • Math
  • Digital Literacy.


Link to Reading Works resources here

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Books for New Adult Readers

Books for New Adult Readers

Discover our Adult Reader books. Our Rapid Reads and Readers books are short books for adult readers. These are ideal for a diverse audience, including ESL students, reluctant readers, adults who struggle with literacy and anyone who wants a high-interest quick read. Find them here

Read West

Read West

The simplest jobs require reading. Through One-to-one tutoring ReadWest strives to provide its students with basic literacy, English language skills and computer skills needed to improve their employability, parenting and life skills. We provide a safe environment and hope for each student entering our facility. ReadWest offers free one-to-one tutoring sessions for adults in the following areas:

  • Basic Literacy
  • English as a Second Language
  • Computer Literacy

Read West provides quality one-to-one and classroom tutoring to adults in Bernalillo and Sandoval county seeking to transform their lives through enhanced literacy skills. A student’s success is our success! 


Link to ReadWest here

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