All Brookline Libraries will be closed Saturday, January 29 due to inclement weather.

Library Buildings Reopen Monday, 1/31 | Learn more about current library services
Read the latest update from the Library Director (1/13/22)

English Language Learners

NOTE: The Library’s ELL programs are currently meeting virtually. Please see our calendar for virtual event details.

The Public Library of Brookline offers a variety of services and resources to support Brookline’s English Language Learners (ELL).

English Club

The English Club meets virtually, over Zoom, Tuesdays at 7 PM and Fridays at 11 AM. The English Club is drop-in and open to all adult English Language Learners. Learn more about this club.

ELL Reading Group

Practice your English language skills by reading or listening to materials in English – then gather online for virtual discussion. This group is open to all English Language Learners but will be geared towards intermediate and advanced speakers. The ELL Reading Group meets every second Wednesday of the month at 2 PM, over Zoom. Learn more about this group.

Resource Collection

Dedicated collections of books for English Language Learners are available at all library locations, including language-learning books and test prep for the TOEFL and U.S. Citizenship exams. Just ask a librarian about our Basic Education collection!

One-on-One Tutoring

Note: The tutoring program is currently on hiatus.

The Public Library of Brookline offers a tutoring service for adult ELLs. Students meet with volunteer tutors one hour a week for six months. Interested in receiving this service or volunteering? Read more information at our English Tutoring Program’s breakout site. Student and tutor applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Want to volunteer? Download a Tutor Application!

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