Libraries are not just about what they have for people, but what they do for people. A library is a place that people can go to, to learn new things, be inspired and be creative. They offer access to tools, technology and training that are essential to the economic and cultural lives of their communities.
When visiting a library for the first time, it can be intimidating because you are being introduced to a world of unlimited knowledge and can be even more difficult if English is not your first language. A library is a priceless resource for individuals who are just beginning to learn English. There are many language translation dictionaries, literature, and computer programs that assist in linguistics. The library staff is always open to help in any way possible as well! Some libraries offer “Story Hour” programs that you can attend to enhance your English comprehension.
The library is more than just books; it is a hub of resources that offers people free access to a wealth of information that they wouldn’t normally find anywhere else. If you are struggling with the English language or just need an added learning resource, you can explore your local library for learning supplements. These will transform your life and also change the way you look at the English language.
Learning the English language is the first step to a stronger and brighter future in the United Sates. GBCA offers low income individuals tuition-free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes that help students learn American language, culture and customs. For more information or to enroll in the ESL program, call (201) 968-0200 or visit the website at www.greaterbergen.org.