& Test Prep
Education & Career Programs
DCL offers nontraditional options for adults ages 17 and up to realize their high school education and career goals. Complete the form to get started. Questions or comments? Contact our Adult Literacy Team
Citizenship & ESL
Candidates for U.S. citizenship can attend a class on April 20, 2024, to prepare for citizenship application and interviews. Representatives from USCIS
attend to answer your questions.
Practice Your English
Adults of all skill levels, cultures and language backgrounds converse in English in a relaxed environment, facilitated by trained volunteers. Practice Your English is held four times each month, at various Douglas County Libraries locations.
Achieve your learning and career goals with live assistance from Brainfuse. Connect with experts to prepare for the GED, practice for the U.S. citizenship test, write a resume, and more.
Online language program to learn basic English as well as other languages. No downloads are required, and an app is available.
Easy-to-read news stories from reputable news services to help improve English language skills. Includes audio, vocabulary lists, exercises and puzzles.
Explore college and career options, build a professional resume, and access practice tests for major academic and vocational exams.
Unlimited access to college-level video courses covering a variety of subjects, including history, science, humanities, hobbies and more.
Tutoring & Proctoring
Tutoring for ESL
, basic literacy, and GED/HiSET exam preparation is personalized to student needs. ESL students meet with tutors one hour a week for three months. GED/HiSET students work with tutors until they are ready to pass the test.
We match customers to tutors for individualized learning in technology subjects
like basic internet use, tablets, email, e-books, popular software basics and more. Schedule a one-hour appointment with library staff now or learn more
We are pleased to offer free test proctoring at four locations, by appointment. By submitting the form, I agree to DCL's Proctoring Guidelines
John got the job at the salary he was looking for! He and his DCL volunteer tutor practiced communication skills. He is now the chief cook at his workplace, managing a kitchen crew and ordering supplies.
"People are creating in the library. They're creating businesses, going back to school, studying, because they're going to create something. How would that happen if we didn't have libraries?"
DCL tutoring builds confidence. After some general literacy tutoring, Margaret is making plans to re-enroll in high school or pursue her GED. DCL will be with her every step of the way!
DCL ESL learners have passed online classes, volunteered for children's field trips, helped friends solve problems by acting as interpreters, and shared books in English with their own children. DCL tutoring makes a difference!
Margaret had been driving without a license because her low literacy skills prevented her from passing the written portion of the exam. After DCL-facilitated tutoring, Margaret passed, having missed only two questions.
A recent session of Practice Your English included many highly educated people from Peru, Iran, India and Venezuela (to name a few) who wanted to refine their English and improve their accents.
A DCL ESL student who had struggled in an English class at the community college received an A on his last paper. He is now employed as a substitute teacher and private math tutor.
"The library's literacy program helped me interact with people, and more importantly, gave me the opportunity to teach. When I came to this country, I didn't speak English. Someone took the time to teach me."