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BPL Labor Day Weekend Closings

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BPL Labor Day Weekend Closings

All locations of the Bridgeport Public Library will be closed Saturday, September 5th – Monday, September 7th for the Labor Day Week End.

Normal BPL hours will resume Tuesday, September 8th.

International Institute of Connecticut

International Institute of Connecticut

IICONN is a social services agency in Bridgeport, CT. We provide services for immigrants, refugees, victims of human trafficking, and their families.

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National External Diploma Program

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Literacy Volunteers of Greater Bridgeport


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A Program of the Friends of Bridgeport Public Library

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Bridgeport works to to actively promote literacy by identifying adult literacy needs in our community and meeting those needs through direct literacy services. We strive to help our clients acquire the literacy skills necessary to be successful in the workplace, participate in the education of their children and lead productive lives.

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Literacy Volunteers of Bridgeport recruits, trains and guides volunteers to teach other adults to read, write and speak English. Tutors and students work together for a minimum of two hours per week. Learning takes place in small groups or one-on-one.

We have approximately 250 students from the greater Bridgeport area who register for our programs each year. Our students are adults, ages 18 and up, who come from a variety of countries and backgrounds. Some were well educated in their native countries and others have had no access to education. Those who were born here may have dropped out of school at a young age, although some have completed high school despite their limited reading and writing skills. All are determined to improve their lives by furthering their learning!

Each student takes an initial assessment when they register for one of our programs. At the end of the year our students are post-tested in order to objectively measure their progress. In addition to increased scores, we see real-life gains such as passing the citizenship exam or driver’s license test, obtaining employment or promotions, earning a high school diploma or certificate/license related to their work.

Phone: (203) 576-7400 ext. 403
Lisa Wolfeiler, Basic Literacy Coordinator: lwolfeiler@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org
Kathy O’Shea, ESOL Coordinator: koshea@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org
Website: http://www.lvbpt.org
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Literacy Volunteers Greater Bridgeport

Become a Literacy Volunteer

Wednesday, September 9th
10:30 AM
Burroughs - Saden Library 3rd fl. Community Room (Classroom)
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Share Your Knowledge

Make a difference in someone’s life. Help an adult learn to speak, read and write in English or improve their basic reading and writing skills.

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