Maplewood Community Library

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Most refugees are introduced to the library within their first week of arriving in the United States. They need identification and proof of address to obtain a library card. At Maplewood Community Library we offer English Classes on this schedule:

  • Monday through Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 5 - 6:45 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m. - Noon

These classes can be started at any time because we have a variety of teachers who will work with ESOL students at whatever level of fluency they might have.

We also have Citizen test preparation classes:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 5 - 6:30 p.m.

We have materials they can borrow to learn English. We also have materials on Civil Service Exams or on how to interview for a job. We are willing to help everyone with computer usage, whether to get an email address to write home, or to apply for a job or to type a resume.

The children come to the Maplewood Community Library after school to get homework help and to play and learn more about the American way of life. We offer enrichment times during school vacations including a Summer Reading Program. Most days the children will learn with other children from at least six other nations. We enjoy learning about their cultures and welcome art exhibits from their countries.

Call the Maplewood Library at (585) 428-8220