Our literacy program provides services and resources for adults who are learning to read, write and speak English. Using technology, books, group and one-on-one instruction, the South Country Library offers resources and support to South Country residents who wish to improve literacy skills. A South Country library card is needed to register for these programs. Contact the Circulation Desk for information on how to get a free library card.

Basic Literacy Tutoring

Need help with basic reading and writing skills? Students can register to work with a tutor on a weekly basis. You’ll need to fill out the Literacy Student Application and bring it to the Reference Desk. Contact Reference for more information.

Literacy Voluteers

Are you interested in helping someone learn to read and write English? The Library is looking for volunteers with instructional experience who would like to open countless doors for someone else by offering the gift of literacy. Interested persons should complete the Literacy Tutor Volunteer Application and bring it to the Reference Desk. For more information please contact Adrienne at the Reference desk at 631-286-0818.


This database offers self-paced language instruction in over 80 languages, including English as a Second Language (ESL). Users create accounts (using their Library card) to access lessons, virtual coach, quizzes and other language-learning tools. Click here to access the website. There are even apps for your iPad, iPhone or Android device.

Online Resources For Learners

English Club

English Learner

English Page

Many Things

Using English


Online Resources for Teachers

Dave’s ESL Cafe

The Internet TESL Journal

New Reader’s Press