The Jones Library E.S.L. Center is an award winning program providing volunteer tutors, tutoring space, study materials, computer-assisted instruction, citizenship classes, English classes and referrals to adult immigrants in the Amherst area.
A Model in US and Abroad
The ESL Center is the only town (rather than big city) library program named as a model in a special USCIS report, "Library Services for Immigrants: A Report on Current Practices".
"Libraries for All," a current initiative of the European Union, has taken the Jones Library ESL Center up as a model for civic integration efforts at community libraries. Our program has top billing under "best practices" on the EU "Libraries for ALL" home page.
Read the ESL fact sheet to find out more.
Learn more about the Jones Library ESL Program in this video by Amherst Media. This episode of the original series called Celebrating Community
visits the Library to learn about its programs and services. The ESL portion begins at approximately 10 minutes 40 seconds.
Presented by Amherst Media
Listen to tutors and students talking about their experiences with the E.S.L. tutoring program at the Jones Library. Volunteer to be a tutor.
Monday 1 - 5 pm
Tuesday - Friday 9 am - 12:30 pm
Catalogue of Philanthropy has selected the ESL Center as a featured charity. Click here to learn more and donate to the ESL Center.
ESL Program Awards
ESL In The News