Rockaway Enters The Literacy Zone
Representatives from Queens Library unveiled the Rockaway peninsula Literacy Zone this week at the Beach 94 Street library that will bring learning and job training programs to every library in the Rockaways.
The Literacy Zone program was made possible with the help of $600,000 in federal funding administered by the New York State Department of Education. Local state assembly members Phillip Goldfeder and Michele Titus were also on hand to introduce the programs.
The new Literacy Zone will hold programs at the Teen Library in Far Rockaway and at the Arverne, Far Rockaway and Peninsula branches. Programs will include Family Literacy, various levels of ESOL, pre- GED, GED and adult basic education. There will be special workshops on job readiness, financial literacy and health-related topics.
The Literacy Zone’s primary mission is adult education at every level, whether it means helping someone to read, or read in English for the first time, or gain computer skills in order to get a better job. The Literacy Zone will offer small group instruction in reading, writing, basic adult education, and computer skills, including preparation for pre-GED and GED (high school equivalency exam), as well as English conversation.