LIFE: Literacy is for Everyone

lit·er·a·cy  ˈlidərəsē,ˈlitrəsē/

The ability to read and write; Competency or knowledge in a specified area.

Literacy, in both senses, is the core of our business. (Mission: Improve the lives of our users through information, education, and recreation.) Our primary focus is to provide the necessary tools (teachers, materials, equipment, space) for you to pursue any kind of literacy that inspires you, whether it's gaining competency in resume-writing or gardening, learning a new language, or learning to read. That's why we've created a whole Department dedicated to Literacy. We call it LIFE (Literacy Is For Everyone) because it's that important.

Adult Basic Literacy and ESL: English Language Learners

Adult Programming

Children and Teens

Digital Literacy


"Shelfies"  are small caches of FREE books located in 60 different businesses around St. Lawrence County.

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If you'd like to donate your gently used books to the Shelfie program, please email us.