Adult Education and Literacy
Portland Adult Education (PAE)Contact Information
Portland Adult Education offers adult English Language classes in both Franklin Towers and Front Street. Classes are catered to the English level of attendees.
Franklin Towers (classroom)Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Front Street (34 West Presumpscot Street)
*** changing to 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM starting March 6th
Riverton Study CenterA qualified volunteer offers adult English Language classes in the Riverton Park Study Center. Classes are catered to the English level of attendees.
61 Riverton DriveTuesdays and Thursdays 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Riverton Family Literacy Initiative (RFLI)
RFLI offers adult literacy classes Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at 102/104 Riverton Drive.
The Portland Housing Authority Study Centers offer one-on-one and small group support during the academic year. Though adults are welcome to attend during the afternoon hours when children are there, the centers are open in the mornings when youth are in school in order to provide specific attention to adults that want to use the space. The Study Centers have internet, computers, printers, scanners, photocopiers, and other resources available as well as staff on site to offer support and connection with resources.
More information about the Study Centers, including locations and schedules, can be found here.
Literacy Volunteers offers free tutoring for adults seeking to develop the literacy skills they need to reach important life goals like reading their first books, obtaining citizenship, helping their children with homework, taking care of personal bills and finding employment.
Portland Public Library
The bookmobile serves Portland neighborhoods without a nearby Library branch, individuals and families (particularly those with young children) who may lack transportation or the time to travel, or have health problems. They visit over 20 locations throughout the city including schools, residential areas, and special events. The bookmobile holds 1,700 items for all ages – fiction, nonfiction, audiobooks, DVDs, graphic novels, picture books and chapter books for kids. The bookmobile has wheelchair access, wireless Internet capabilities, and solar panels.
The bookmobile makes regular stops in:
- Riverton Park
- Sagamore Village
- Kennedy Park
- Front Street