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Library Programs and Services

 

Multi-Ethnic Group Of People Holding The Word English

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 ask a librarian for assistance.  One way you can do this is through the Book a Librarian service.

Book A Librarian

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.

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.

ELL Tutors Gathering

This gathering provides training and support for tutors of the English language learning program, Uno-a-Uno.  Beginning January 2017, tutor gatherings will be held in the Wasson Room of the Estes Valley Library at the following dates and times.

Date Time
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

English Conversation Café

This is a fun weekly gathering of English language learners who wish to practice their developing English speaking skills with native English speakers.   Coffee and tea are provided to create an informal, relaxed setting.  Cafés are held Wednesday evenings at the Estes Valley Library from 7-8 pm in either the Hondius Room or the Wasson Room.  Please visit the library calendar on webpage for updated information.

If you are an English speaker who would like to volunteer to converse with English language learners, please contact Leonor Kennell, lkennell@estesvalleylibrary.org or (970) 586-8116, ext. 836.

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 Monday evenings, 7:00 pm, beginning January 9, 2017 in the Estes Valley Library.   If interested in attending these classes, please contact Leonor Kennell, lkennell@estesvalleylibrary.org or (970) 586-8116, ext. 836.

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.

http://estesvalley.co.brainfuse.com/alc

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.  Please click here to read about a class which will begin in January 2017.  You may register via this link: http://www.estesoutreach.org/.