The NHFPL is dedicated to improving lives by promoting basic and 21st Century literacy skills and advancing new Haven as a city that reads. Literacy is essential for social, economic, and personal development throughout one’s life and the proven benefits of literacy include improved health, self-esteem, and prosperity. 21st Century literacy skills are those needed to effectively navigate our fast-paced digital environment. We welcome the public to explore our resources for lifelong learning and to seek out librarians for advice.
Click here to see why every Thursday the New Haven Free Public Library is your Gateway to America!
ESOL Conversation Groups>>> Click here for schedules at the New Haven Free Public Library.
Click here for info about learning English @ Mitchell Library.Reading Center Services and Topics
NHFPL offers many resources for practicing and improving literacy skills. At the library and on our website you will find a comprehensive collection of English language learning materials, bilingual editions of books for English reading practice, ESOL conversation classes, tutor resources, and literacy databases such as Pronunciator, Culture Grams, and Procitizen. We also have a literacy specialist available to address individual needs, conduct tours, and network with local community agencies.
Online Learning Tools
NEW! Check out our new language-learning database, Pronunciator!
|NEW! ProCitizen, a citizenship prep course!
||ProCitizen en Español
CultureGrams: Allows you to learn about the history, customs, and everyday life of countries around the world.
Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven
New Haven Reads
New Haven Adult and Continuing Education Center
Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven
Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services
203.946.8130 ext. 200