Literacy & Languages

Fredrick Douglas Quote Do you know someone with a literacy need? We are pleased to offer many resources for those who would like to learn to read, or improve on their reading skills. You may search our Online Catalog for literacy resources in print, audio & video formats. Our Reference staff will also be please to assist you in person at the Library.

Interested in learning a language? The Library offers many language learning resources. If you have a library card, you should try our subscription to Mango Languages.

Mango Language Learning Mango has online courses to teach 49 languages to English speakers, and has ESL courses for speakers of 15 different languages – including Spanish and Russian speakers.Languages

Mango cuenta con cursos en línea para enseñar a 49 idiomas a personas de habla inglesa, y tiene cursos de inglés como segundo idioma para hablantes de 15 idiomas diferentes - incluyendo hablantes de español y ruso. 

We also have many Print, Audio and Video language resources in our collection at the Library. Among the more popular selections are: Spanish, English as a Second Language, Russian & Japanese. We have resources for many other languages as well. Try doing a keyword search of our Online Catalog for the language you are looking for, or come in to Library and inquire at the Reference desk.

Library cardholder may also download language learning audio books from the Washington Anytime Library. Try browsing the Audiobook Nonfiction, and select language Learning.