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Adults: Lifelong Learners

Looking to improve your reading skills, get a GED, learn English or another language, or get help finding a job?

Click below for great resources!
Improve Your Reading Skills
Adult Literacy and Language Programs in NevadaHelping Nevadans improve their literacy levels and achieve other goals
BrainfuseAdult Learning CenterUse their ever-expanding suite of services to brush up on your skills, learn something new, and test your knowledge. Get live one-on-one help. Available 24/7 to all Henderson residents with a library card.
GCF Learn FreeWhether you want to learn new words, practice reading, or review those grammar rules you forgot, this free online reading program has it all.

LearningExpress Library Adult Learning CenterFree online resources to help you improve your basic reading, writing, speaking, grammar, and math skills. Available 24/7 to all Henderson residents with a library card.
English as a Second Language
Catholic Charities English Language ProgramThe classes are free to the public and to clients of their Migration and Refugee Program. All classes are taught by highly-trained instructors. State-of-the-art computer labs are available to help individuals improve their language skills, learn about American life, and understand the Southern Nevada work place.

CSN English as a Second LanguageClasses on ESL offered through the College of Southern Nevada.

Desert Rose Adult High School and Career CenterThis year-round school runs 12 hours a day, and is the largest provider of ESL classes at a single location in the area. The following programs are offered: High School Diploma, English Language Learner Program, Citizenship Classes, Literacy, GED Certificate, High School Proficiency Test Preparation.

Learning a Foreign Language
Lang-8Native speakers help correct your writing, and you can in turn help others learning your native language.

MemriseVisual learners should head to Memrise, a site that features countless categories of so-called "mems," user-generated mnemonic flash cards that rely on graphics, humor, and imagination to implant new vocabulary in your memory. The site hosts thousands of free courses in many languages; you can also upload your own mems for other users to view. Because the content is entirely user-generated, the quality may vary, but when mems work, they really work.

Google TranslateHelps translate between different languages. Users can submit corrections or suggestions for the translations as well to help Google better translate especially with idiomatic language.

DuoLingoDuolingo is an online and mobile platforms to learn a variety of languages. In addition to language lessons, users can work on translation projects with other users to crowdsource translation.

 Annenberg LearnerFree online videos with language instruction. Languages offered: English, Spanish, and French.

OverdriveOverdrive offers e-Books and audiobooks that can be streamed or downloaded to your device for free 24/7. *You must be a resident of Henderson and have a Henderson Libraries card to access these resources.

HooplaHoopla offers e-Books and audiobooks that can be streamed or downloaded to your device for free 24/7. *You must be a resident of Henderson and have a Henderson Libraries card to access these resources.
WordReference.comA very interactive online dictionary. Users can post questions to forums, and looking up a word will also yield a list of threads discussing the uses of the word.

VerbixVerbix provides verb conjugations for many languages, including languages that are not commonly taught.

Career & Jobs
LearningExpress Library Career CenterPrepare for a career exam, explore occupations, and improve your workplace skills here. Available 24/7 to all Henderson residents with a library card.

Brainfuse JobNowFree online job assistance, including resume templates, interview tips, career assessments, and live resume and interview coaching. Available 24/7 to all Henderson residents with a library card.
GED and HiSET
Pathways to Nevada Certificate of High School EquivalencyOverview from the State of Nevada Department of Education on where to find information for GED, HiSET, and TASC.

Brainfuse High School Equivalency CenterFree study materials, practice tests, and live online tutors to help you pass your exam. Available 24/7 to all Henderson residents with a library card.

LearningExpress Library High School Equivalency CenterFree online GED and High School Equivalency (HiSET) preparation and practice tests. Available 24/7 to all Henderson residents with a library card.

CSN HiSET preparation classesThe High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) preparation classes offered through the College of Southern Nevada

Local Assistance
TITLE I HOPE: Homeless Outreach Program for EducationMaking a difference for homeless children and youth in the Clark County School District and TITLE I HOPE: Homeless Outreach Program for Education

S.A.F.E. HouseThrough safe shelter, support, advocacy, counseling and community education, this organization provides a comprehensive approach to working with families to stop abuse in the family environment.

HopeLink of Southern NevadaHopeLink of Southern Nevada is a comprehensive assistance and referral services for families in critical need.

Nevada Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)Nevada Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program that serves income eligible pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk.

Southern Nevada Health DistrictAimed at protecting and promoting the health, the environment, and the well-being of Southern Nevada residents and visitors.