Adult Learning @ the Public Library

About Adult Literacy

Adult Literacy Services

The two services below, Ethos Literacy 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.


Ethos Literacy

The mission of Ethos Literacy is to create a place where students feel safe to tackle obstacles and accomplish all of their goals. We offer a variety of opportunities to help students be the best version of themselves, while having some fun along the way.

Formerly Reading Works, Ethos Literacy has served over 1400 adults in the Albuquerque area and provides services with a volunteer network of tutors and community partnerships. Adult literacy is about individual dignity, building strong families, and an inclusive community where everyone has opportunity.

  • Basic Literacy
  • Digital Literacy & Computer Skills
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) 
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Citizenship test preparation


Link to Ethos Literacy resources here

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