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You asked us to provide new immigrants with information on citizenship, English Language Learning (ELL), employment, public schooling, health and safety, available social services, and any other topics that they need to participate successfully in American life.

Library Programs and Services

For information about any of the following programs and services, please contact Leonor Kennell, Estes Valley Library ELL Outreach Coordinator, lkennell@estesvalleylibrary.org or (970) 586-8116, ext. 836, and leave a message.

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English Class for Beginners this Summer!

This summer we will have an English class for beginners on Monday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 pm,  June 5  through August 28 in the Estes Valley Library Hondius Room.  This class will be taught by Aracely Thomas for English language learners with little or no English.  Please contact athomas@estesvalleylibrary.org, or 970-577-6835 for more information.


The Estes Valley Library has many resources that can be of help to anyone learning English including study materials and information about services and programs offered by the library and in the community.

To learn more about services and programs or to find materials related to studying English, please contact Leonor Kennell or ask a librarian for assistance.  One way you can do this is through the Book a Librarian service.

With this library service, you can meet individually with a librarian who can guide you to resources and answer questions you may have about library services and programs.  In addition, our Spanish-speaking librarian can assist you with filling out forms or job applications.  These appointments may be booked by calling the library at (970) 586-8116 and pressing 3, or by going to the calendar at estesvalleylibrary.org and registering.


Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more.


Uno-a-Uno Curriculum

Uno-a-Uno Program

This program is designed for adult learners to study English individually with a trained tutor at a time and place that is convenient to both. Students take a placement test to determine level of study. Click here for a brochure describing the program and to learn about how you may participate.

Citizenship Information and Classes

The Estes Valley Library is committed to providing information about citizenship as well as classes to assist with the naturalization process.  You can also access information in English or in Spanish on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website, http://uscis.gov  or http://www.uscis.gov/es.

Classes for those interested in preparing for the citizenship examination are scheduled for Thursday evenings, 7:00 -8:30 pm, beginning September 28, 2017 in the George Hix Room of the US Bank (across the parking lot from the library).

Study for the U.S. Citizenship Test

Connect to Brainfuse, one of the Library’s premier online databases, to ready yourself for the U.S. citizenship test.



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Plaza Comunitaria

The Estes Valley Library in collaboration with INEA (National Institute for Adult Education) of Mexico is pleased to offer a unique online program, a “Plaza Comunitaria,” that provides educational opportunities in Spanish for all Spanish-speaking immigrants in our community, regardless of country of origin.  This program will be available late summer or early fall 2017.  The Plaza Comunitaria offers basic literacy, primary, middle school, and high school education.  

Community Learning Opportunities

Estes Park School District Outreach Program                                                                             The Estes Park School District offers English language classes for a fee during the school year.  Check this link to learn when this opportunity will be offered: http://www.estesoutreach.org/.