English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

OCPL locations offer a variety of resources to help adults learn English and improve reading, writing and speaking skills.

Conversation Groups

Conversation groups are offered at a few OCPL locations, for those who wish to practice their English speaking and listening skills.

Central Library

Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Laptop Lab 2nd floor

Join us to practice English in a fun and relaxed environment. 
* This is a hybrid class so you can attend in-person or on Zoom.
To register, please call (315)435-1835 or email athorna@onlib.org

Wednesdays 1:00 - 3:00 PM
* Offered over Zoom
To register, please call (315)435-1835 or email athorna@onlib.org

Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville

Tuesdays 11-12:30
Please call the library at (315) 446-3578

Fayetteville Library

Fridays 10:30am
Join us to practice your English speaking, listening, and grammar. This is an in-person meeting.
To register, please call (315)435-1835 or email athorna@onlib.org

Manlius Library

Mondays and Wednesdays
5:30 - 8:30 PM

Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

No registration required.
Please call the library at 315-682-6400 for information.

White Branch Library

Free English classes through RISE:
Intermediate English
Tuesdays and Thursdays
1:00-2:15
Beginner English
Tuesdays and Thursdays
3:30-4:45
To register contact James Green
james@refugeeandimmigrant.org
315-412-1485

Books

Central Library

Books and audio/visual materials that help adults learn English and improve reading, writing and speaking skills are available for use or loan at the Central Library. See the Additional Literacy Resources section of the OCPL site for more resources. Literacy staff are available to orient customers to the collection and provide suggestions of helpful materials. Literacy staff are also available by appointment.

Job Skills & Information

These books will help you when you are learning about different jobs or improving your English skills for the workplace.

English Language Learning Kits

These books are best for independent study; they include an audio CD so you can hear the lessons spoken aloud.

ESOL Programs Available at These Libraries

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Central Library View Location and Hours Central Library on onlib.org
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Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville View Location and Hours www.CLDandJ.org
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Fayetteville Free Library View Location and Hours www.fflib.org
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Manlius Library View Location and Hours www.manliuslibrary.org
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White Branch Library View Location and Hours White Branch Library on onlib.org