For more information about any of our programs,
call the Literacy Office at 908-757-1111 ext. 122.
FREE GED and Pre-GED Test Preparation
PPL's Adult Literacy Department uses a mixture of small classroom instruction, one-to-one tutoring, and supplemental self-directed learning all aligned to the GED test. Classes are available at a variety of levels and time in Math, Reading, and Writing. Advance registration is required.
PPL's ESL program seeks to goal of increasing their students’ ability to participate in society be it through gaining citizenship, interacting with their children’s schools, or by obtaining job training and advancement.
PPL uses a combination of small-class instruction, conversation hours, events, one-to-one tutoring, and self-directed learning software, to help our clients receive instruction at a variety of times and in a variety of ways.
PPL also provides Citizenship Preparation classes and mock interviews for those attempting to get naturalized.
Clients can make use of the Aztec software in the Job Search Assistance center to supplement and reinforce class and tutoring time in any subject be it GED or ESL. Are fractions giving you a hard time? Aztec has a unit on it. Is subject verb agreement causing you problems? Aztec has you covered. The Aztec Learning System provides a series of self-paced computer-based learning programs that combine a variety of lessons and educational materials to aid adult learners. The software is an ideal tool for remedial education to aid developing students with minimal instruction and has been used extensively in LWD learning links.
Microsoft IT Academy Courses and MOS Certification
The Plainfield Public Library is a Microsoft IT Academy. In our state of the art Job Assistance Computer Center, students will have access to Microsoft created courses to help master any of the Microsoft products.
Don’t worry if you are a novice.
Classes on Computer basics and IT Academy supplemental help are delivered in regular classes or via 1-1 help from one of our Lab Assistants.
U.S. Citizenship Test Preparation
The Literacy Volunteers of Plainfield Public Library offers classes to prepare students for their upcoming interview and citizenship test.
Each of our clients, depending on their needs and goals is matched with a schedule and a combination of our available services after an intake and assessment process.
Plainfield Public Library is proud to be partners in adult education with:
- American Library Association
- Dollar General
- Grace Episcopal Church
- Kean University Graduate School of Education
- Literacy Volunteers of New Jersey
- New Jersey Department of Labor
- Rutgers University SALSA
- Union County One Stops
- United Church of Christ
How Can You Help?
The Plainfield Public Library's award winning Literacy program is seeking new volunteers to tutor small ESL, Basic Literacy, and GED prep classes.
Training, curriculum, and materials are provided.
No credentials or prior experience needed.
Your minimum commitment of one hour per week means:
- A parent will now be able to read a note from his/her child's teacher.
- Someone will be able to apply for a job.
- An immigrant will become a citizen.
- You WILL change someone's life.
If you would like to host a workshop or if you are an organization interested in learning more about Literacy Volunteers of the Plainfield Public Library, we are available to make a presentation or meet with you at a time convenient for you.
Please contact the Literacy Office Manager at 908-757-1111, ext. 122.
For a schedule of Job Search Assistance Center hours and programming please go to the Computer Training page.