News • April 16, 2024

Palmdale Launches Free Adult and Family Literacy and ESL Programs

The City of Palmdale is thrilled to unveil its Adult Literacy, Family Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs as part of the Library’s educational programming.

Made possible through generous grants and dedicated City funding for the 2024-25 fiscal year, each course aims to empower Palmdale residents to enhance their literacy skills while providing invaluable support to family members and ESL learners.

These free services for the public are tailored to meet each participant’s unique needs and goals. Whether it’s enhancing reading, writing or math abilities, the programs are “learner-driven,” ensuring the focus remains on what each individual wants to accomplish.

“We are delighted to extend these vital services to our residents,” said Mayor Austin Bishop. “Literacy is the foundation of personal growth and development, and we are committed to providing a supportive environment for residents of all ages to enhance their skills.”

Tutoring and classes will be conducted at the Palmdale City Library (700 E. Palmdale Blvd.) and will pair attendees with a caring and patient adult tutor who will work with them one-on-one. This individualized attention ensures that participants receive personalized guidance and support as they progress on their literacy journey. Moreover, all personal information shared in these programs is strictly confidential, creating a safe forum for learning and growth.

“We invite all Palmdale residents seeking to improve their literacy skills to take advantage of these free services,” added Mayor Pro Tem Richard Loa.

The City is grateful for the support of the California Library Literacy Services Division of the State Library of California in bringing this initiative to life. Palmdale is also seeking adults in the community to serve as volunteer tutors in this program.

For more information on enrolling as a learner or volunteer tutor, please visit the Palmdale City Library website at