Immigrant Services at the Library

 

The Shawnee Library

Progress on the Shawnee Branch.

Progress on the Shawnee Branch.

Progress on the Shawnee Branch.

Progress on the Shawnee Branch.

Progress on the Shawnee Branch.

Progress on the Shawnee Branch.

Progress on the Shawnee Branch.

Progress on the Shawnee Branch.

Progress on the Shawnee Branch.

Progress on the Shawnee Branch.

Progress on the Shawnee Branch.

Progress on the Shawnee Branch.

Progress on the Shawnee Branch.

Library Materials in a Variety of Languages | ELL/ESL | Library Programs | Schedule an Outreach | Local Community Resources | Helpful Websites

The Louisville Free Public Library offers a wide range of ongoing international and English Language Learning programming at the Library. LFPL’s collection includes books and movies in many languages and more than 500 learn-a-language CD sets, from Arabic to Urdu, as well as downloadable audio foreign language courses. A number of library locations also offer a rich mix of activities, including multilingual storytimes, cultural showcases, conversation groups, foreign films, and literary “salons” in several languages. And during the month of September, the entire Library system celebrates Louisville's diversity during International Month

 

Library Materials in a Variety of Languages

 

 

English Language Learning (ELL / ESL) Materials

 

More Library Resources:

Downloadable Audiobooks
One Click Digital offers downloadable audiobooks for speakers of many different languages. Create a free account with your library card to begin practicing English today!

Learning Express Library*
Learning Express Library contains practice exams to prepare for the TOEFL, TOEIC, GED and Citizenship Tests. Recursos en español.  

*A valid LFPL library card is needed to access these resources when not visiting the library in person. 


Multicultural Programs at the Library

The Library hosts a wide variety of multicultural programs and events, as well as programs in languages other than English. To find a complete list of upcoming events, bilingual storytimes, English Conversation Clubs, Cultural Showcases and more, click here.

Read Around the World Read Your Way Around the World with the Mayor’s Book Club at the Main Library – the third Wednesday of the month, from noon – 1p.m.

Outreach

If you are interested in scheduling a library representative to visit your school, religious institution, civic group, or other organization to learn more about the Library's International Services, please contact sophie.maier@lfpl.org. Outreach sessions can include an overview of the immigrant and refugee population of Louisville, making library cards and connecting people to their local library. We can also bring in related material for check out and connect interested individuals to opportunities to volunteer with foreign born children and adults.


Local Community Resources:


Websites of Interest:

America's Literacy Directory
Search for local organizations that provide assistance with learning English as a second language or offer citizenship classes. Volunteers may also search for service opportunities.

USA Learns
Learn English online at this free site for beginning and intermediate learners. Listen to an introduction to the site in either English or Spanish.

BBC Learning English
Learn English online at this free site.

 
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Last Updated: 12/19/14