Literacy Suffolk, Inc.
an accredited affiliate of ProLiteracy America
Program Support Services
THE LITERACY SUFFOLK/SCLS LIBRARY LITERACY COLLECTION
This is a collection of high interest/low level library books, resources, lesson plans, and videos designed to assist tutors in planning lessons for their adult learners. The collection is housed at the Suffolk Cooperative Library System (SCLS). A listing of these materials is available on every Suffolk County library’s computer database.
You can also access the Suffolk Web County Catalog to conduct your own search using the following link:
Suffolk County Catalog
To search the collection by subject headings, use these links:
Literacy Suffolk Adult Literacy
Literacy Suffolk Tutor Materials/ESOL
Literacy Suffolk GED Materials
Literacy Suffolk Citizenship Materials
TO REQUEST THESE MATERIALS – USE YOUR LIBRARY CARD
If you are unsure of which books or videos to use or do not know the titles and levels that you need, please call the Literacy Suffolk office in your area for assistance.
HOW TO SEARCH FOR LIBRARY MATERIALS
In addition to the LITERACY SUFFOLK/SCLS literacy collection, many public libraries in Suffolk County have collections that support adult literacy. Searching the County Catalog can identify these materials. The address for the County Catalog is: http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/
To search for literacy materials in the County Catalog, use the following subject headings:
For adult readers: Readers for adult learners
For tutor materials: Basic Education
For ESOL tutor materials: Basic Education – Textbooks for Foreign Speakers
For GED: General Educational Development Test
For TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language
For Citizenship: Citizenship
These are very general subject headings that group together materials housed in Adult New Reader Collections throughout the county. To find more specific topics, use the ‘Limit by’ feature of the County Catalog. Instructions for using this feature are in the Resource Guide provided to tutors during the training workshop.
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