About Adult Literacy

According to the 2010 census, over 14,000 residents in Livingston Parish self-identified as having trouble with basic reading skills. The LPL literacy program is free, confidential, and convenient. Our team works around student and tutor schedules, provide training, and work towards student-specific goals. 

We encourage all adults who struggle with reading, writing, or speaking English to sign-up for one of our private classes. We offer:

  • One-on-one tutoring*
  • Small group classes
  • Small group ESL classes
  • HiSET, GED, and ASVAB Test Prep (Unofficial)*
  • US Citizenship Prep (Unofficial)*

*Based on the availability of tutors.


Learn to Read

International Dyslexia Association

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is an international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia. The IDA membership consists of a variety of professionals in partnership with dyslexics and their families and all others interested in The Association’s mission.

Livingston Parish Public Schools GED Classes

Information on free classes in Livingston Parish that cover literacy skills and GED subject matter.

Welcome to Basic English

Do you know an adult (18 years or older) who would like to learn to speak and read English? If so, please tell them about the Library’s English as a Second Language program. ESL classes will take place each Tuesday at the Main Branch in Livingston from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. The classes are free, and the Library will supply all materials. For further information, contact Victoria Arledge at 225-686-4118.