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 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.  

Volunteer Tutors

Volunteers are needed to assist adult learners with improving their literacy skills.  Tutor candidates should apply in person at Huntsville Public Library and must undergo a  background check.  Tutors do not need to speak a foreign language.

Interested persons should email Linda Huff or call her at 936-291-5912.

Volunteer Eligibility

To be eligible to volunteer you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have the ability to read and write English
  • Be willing to commit to a minimum of 2 hours of tutoring per week  for at least 6 months
  • Attend Huntsville Public Library's tutor training program 

Citizenship Preparation Course 

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 six-week course is designed to prepare immigrants for the U. S. Naturalization Test and covers the application process, oral interview, and exam.   The classes are taught by SHSU Political Science Professor Mike Yawn and all materials are provided free of charge.

For more information or to register for the course, 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.