Literacy Programs
Learning Services - Programs 
  
Each One, Teach One (EOTO) English Café & Crossroads Café Literacy Help Centers
Citizenship Classes Spanish Classes
 
Each One, Teach One (adult literacy classes)
Volunteers teach students one-on-one how to read. More than 500 tutors and students work together in library locations. The average student takes 24 months to complete his/her reading goals. The library recruits, trains and matches volunteer tutors and students. In 2005 the program won the National Association of Counties (NACO) Act of Caring Award and Florida Literacy coalition’s Excellence in Education Award. 
 
This program is available at all Broward County Libraries:
 
African-American
Alvin Sherman Library, NSU
Beach
Carver Ranches
Century Plaza/Leon Slatin
Collier City, Jan Moran
Dania Beach
Davie/Cooper City
Deerfield Beach
Fort Lauderdale
Galt Ocean Mile
Hallandale Beach
Hollywood
Hollywood Beach
Imperial Point
Lauderdale Lakes
Lauderhill Central Park Library
Lauderhill Towne Centre
Main
Margate Catharine Young
Miramar
North Lauderdale Saraniero
North Regional/Broward College
Northwest
Northwest Regional
Pembroke Pines
Pompano Beach
Riverland
South Regional/Broward College
Southwest Regional
Stirling Road
Sunrise Dan Pearl
Tamarac
Tyrone Bryant
Weston
West Regional
 
 
English Café and Crossroads Café (English language learner classes)​
Intermediate level English language learners can practice and improve English conversation, pronunciation, reading, and writing skills. Monthly event, approximately 20 branches offer 200 classes to more than 2,000 participants.
English Café is designed for people who speak English at an intermediate level. In a casual classroom setting, participants practice English conversation. Focusing on vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar, the classes feature activities to enhance language skills, including discussions of newspaper articles, word games, role-playing, storytelling and improvised conversation. Basic English classes are available for low to intermediate speakers of English. English Café won the 2004 NACO Achievement Award.

Crossroads Café features DVDs and print materials designed for intermediate-level students of English. The half-hour DVDs feature a cast of ethnically diverse characters and blend comedy and drama with integrated text materials based on each episode. The multi-level language exercises encourage students to develop story comprehension and language skills.
These programs may be available at the following Broward County Libraries:
 
Century Plaza/Leon Slatin
Collier City Library, Jan Moran
Dania Beach
Davie/Cooper City
Deerfield Beach
Hallandale Beach
Hollywood
Imperial Point
Lauderhill Central Park Library
Lauderhill Towne Centre
Main
Margate Catharine Young
Miramar
North Lauderdale Saraniero
North Regional/Broward College
Northwest
Northwest Regional
Pembroke Pines
Riverland
South Regional/Broward College
Southwest Regional
Tamarac
Weston
West Regional


Literacy Help Center (LHC)​Literacy improvement opportunities and the use of, and access to, computer technology for underserved area youth and adults. The program is designed to assist students with homework, provide enhanced English language programs for adults and increase the availability of computer technology and training to all ages. The program provides additional literacy support in the form of dedicated literacy coordinators, laptop computers and software at nine library locations that have the greatest need for literacy services. Activities include Each One, Teach One adult literacy classes, English Café/Crossroads Café, Citizenship Classes and Homework Help for students in Grades K–12.  This program was awarded a 2011 NACo Achievement Award “in recognition of an effective and innovative program which contributes to and enhances county government in the United States.”
Citizenship Classes (newcomers to American citizenship)​
Offered at 13 libraries. Self-paced question and answer practices and drills for individuals preparing to take the U.S. citizenship exam. General information, sample test questions with answers and access to the citizenship application. Citizenship eligibility, fees, and special cases will be discussed. These classes have assisted more than 100 students become citizens in the last year. 
 
This program is available at the following Broward County Libraries: