Family Resources – Promote Literacy – Queens

Please share this information with families who may be able to achieve their goals by referring to this resource.


The Family Literacy Learning Center is part of the Queens Borough Public Library’s Adult Learner Program, and is located at the Ravenswood Community Library. The Family Literacy Learning Center is committed to serving all population in Queens to help adult learners and children achieve literacy and self-sufficiency. In line with its commitment to better serve all the populations in Queens, the Queens Borough Public Library opened Adult Learning Centers in areas where communities are most underserved: Ravenswood as well as Jamaica, Elmhurst, Flushing, Long Island City, Peninsula, Rochdale Village, and Steinway. The goal of Family Literacy Center is to be recognized by every learner as a “safe haven” that provides ESOL and adult literacy (ABE) classes, in preparation for their Pre-HSE classes, as well as multilingual information, resources and referrals and a wide range of services (instructional, vocational, recreational, and family support) that will help them attain their goals.

Family Literacy serves as multilingual information resource and referral centers, and provides adult literacy participants and their families with a wide array of instructional, vocational, recreational, family support, and social services. Instructional services include ABE, Pre-HSE, ESOL, Citizenship Preparation, Job Readiness/Resume Preparation, Small Literacy / English Learning Groups, Computer-Assisted Instruction, Monthly Cultural Workshops & Center Outings, Independent Learning Materials, and Extensive Book and Multimedia Collections.

Learning Resources

Rocket Languages
Transparent Language Online
Scholastic Encyclopedia
eBooks, eAudio, and eVideo

Please click the links below for more information:

For more information on the Family Literacy Learning Center at Queens Library in Long Island City, please contact:

Nikeisha Smothers
Center Manager
Tel. 718-784-2112


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