Literacy Resources

Massachusetts Resources

  • Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline
    44 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA 02210
    (800) 447-8844
    Find programs and testing sites for adult basic education, English language training, family literacy, and the High School Equivalency (HiSet) exam.
  • Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts (LVM)
    8 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 3rd Floor
    Boston, MA 02109
    (888) 466-1313 or (617) 367-1313
    LVM is a network of 12 adult literacy tutoring programs throughout the state, mostly based in libraries.
  • English At Large
    800 West Cummings Park, Suite 5550
    Woburn, MA 01801
    Free, practical, and accessible English language instruction for refugee and immigrant adults in 21 communities around Boston.
  • Mass Literacy
    70 Fargo Street, Suite 600
    Boston, MA 02210
    (617) 619-6223
    Mass Literacy supports literacy education across the state, empowering teachers and learners through funding, advocacy, and education.
  • Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education (MCAE)
    6 Beacon St., Suite 415
    Boston MA 02108
    (800) 339-2498
    Statewide organization of educators, students, and businesses working to support equal educational opportunities for adults.
  • Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS) and System for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES)
    ACLS is a unit of the state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE). The System for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES) coordinates professional development within ACLS and across Massachusetts.

National Resources

Resources, member groups, and American Library Association (ALA) policies on library-based literacy.