The NHFPL is dedicated to changing and improving lives through literacy. Being unable to read well is closely linked with poverty. Literacy is crucial for economic, social and political participation and development in today’s knowledge societies and is a key to enhancing individual potential, with wide-ranging benefits including critical thinking and improved health planning.

Forum on:  Early Literary Experiences, the Brain, and Child Development..  Thursday,
Nov 19th.  Click here or more info.

Learn English Mondays at 6:30 pm @ Mitchell Library.  Click here to learn more!

Literacy Volunteers providing help with citizenship test study in March.

Reading Center Services and Topics

NHFPL offers many resources for practicing and improving literacy skills. In addition to a comprehensive collection of English language learning materials we offer ESL conversation classes, and language skills improvement databases such as BYKI and Culture Grams. We also have a literacy specialist available to address individual needs, conduct tours and network with community agencies working in this area.


Online Learning Tools

Mango LanguagesMango Languages: Designed to help you become conversationally proficient in a wide variety of the world’s most popular languages. Includes an audio feature so you can hear proper pronunciation of words. ESL courses in 12 languages  are also available. Download free apps for iPhone, iPod touch and Android and learn languages on the go!


CulturesGramsCultureGrams: Allows you to learn about the history, customs, and everyday life of countries around the world.


Partner Links


Contact Information

William Armstrong
Literacy Librarian
203.946.8130 ext. 200