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ESL and Literacy Resources

Literacy Collection

The Vancouver Public Library has a large literacy collection containing books, compact discs, and DVDs. These materials are available at the Central Library on level 4, and at all library branches.

The literacy collection is identified by the international literacy symbol on the shelves, and on each item. The collection can be found under the call number 428.62.

Materials in the collection cover grammar, reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, and math.The literacy collection also contains easy to read novels as well as easy reading material in the areas of life skills, job skills, religion, sciences, and social studies.

These materials may also be helpful for English as a second language learners wanting to improve their literacy skills. In addition, the Vancouver Public Library has a separate ESL collection.

Books for English Language Learners

Books for English Language Learners is one of VPL's What Do I Read Next? readers' advisory services that is designed to help English language learners find enjoyable books to read at their current skill level. Simply answer the questions on this form to get personalized reading recommendations for a fun way to improve your reading, grammar, and vocabulary abilities!