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The Learning Centers @ Brooklyn Public Library

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Work with Adult Literacy Students at one of the five Brooklyn Public Library Learning Centers. Help them reach their personal goals. Lead reading and writing activities for small groups of adult learners who read below the fifth grade level. Assist them in using technology.

We provide a 20 hour Volunteer Tutor Training where you will learn the BPL’s Literacy Program’s philosophy, how to use the library’s resources for instruction, and how to create effective lesson plans. Professional staff will encourage your development in this richly rewarding field.

Volunteers must have a high school diploma or equivalent and a love of reading and writing. Volunteers are asked for a one year commitment to tutoring either 2 - 2 hours sessions, or 1 - 3-hour session per week. To learn more about the Brooklyn Public Library Learning Centers, please visit the BPL website at http://www.bklynpubliclibrary.org. To register to attend a Volunteer Information Session, please click here

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About The Learning Centers @ Brooklyn Public Library


various, Brooklyn, NY 11215, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to ensure the preservation and transmission of society's knowledge, history and culture. We also want to provide the people of Brooklyn with free and open access to information for education, recreation and reference.


Volunteer tutors help adults learn to read, write and use computer technology at five Learning Centers located at four neighborhood libraries and the Central Library.


Thu Feb 27, 2020
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM  


Brooklyn Public LibraryEastern Parkway Learning Center1044 Eastern Parkway 2nd FloorBrooklyn, NY 11213



  • Literacy / Reading
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Reading / Writing
  • Group Facilitation
  • Tutoring


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 or 4 hours per week; one year commitment
  • All potential tutors are receive 20 hours of training courtesy of Brooklyn Public Library

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