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General Literacy Resources

Ohio State University (OSU) Extension: Ohioline

Provides access to hundreds of OSU Extension handouts and resources for parents, covering a wide array of subjects such as, horticulture, food and nutrition, breastfeeding; teaching children to read and resolve conflict, tips for new parents and how to stay involved in your teen’s life.
2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 292-6181
ohioline.osu.edu

Columbus Literacy Council

Offers free basic literacy classes for adults and also English for speakers of other languages (ESOL).
92 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Student Hotline: (614) 282-7661
www.columbusliteracy.org

Columbus Metropolitan Library

Offers free basic reading and writing classes, GED classes, literacy learning courses and English classes through several organizations. Check their online schedule of events for a comprehensive listing of courses.
96 South Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-2ASK or (614) 645-2275
www.columbuslibrary.org

Dominican Learning Center

Tutors adults 18 years and older in reading, writing, math, and computers, as well as GED preparation and learning English in the English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program. Students are not charged for tutorial services, but those who are financially able are asked to purchase basic texts and materials.
1111 East Stewart Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 444-7330
www.domlearningcenter.org

Godman Guild GED / ABLE Program

Provides free resources, support and life skills training to help adult students balance work and family while pursuing their education. Childcare (children ages 6 weeks to 12 years) is available while students are in class except for morning classes. Transportation is also available for students who live in the Godman Guild service area except for morning classes.
303 East Sixth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 294-5476
www.godmanguild.org

Next Chapter Book Club

This free program provides teens and adults of all ages with intellectual disabilities and a wide range of reading skills meet with trained volunteers to read aloud and discuss a book each week. The goal of the reading groups is to improve literacy and promote friendships among people with disabilities and within a community-based setting.
1581 Dodd Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 404-6060 or (614) 685-6718
nextchapterbookclub.org

Reading Rockets

One in five kids has serious difficulties learning to read. With early identification and a lot of help, however, children can do well. Through the U.S Department of Education, Reading Rockets provides many resources for families, including help for stuggling readers, help for kids with dyslexia, literacy apps, webcasts, common core information, booklists, reading classes and more.
WETA Public Television
2775 South Quincy Street, Arlington, Virginia 22206
www.readingrockets.org

St. John Learning Center

Offers basic literacy and education classes for youth and adults. More than 150 adult students participate in a variety of literacy enhancement classes at the Learning Center each year, with over 50 earning GED diplomas.
640 South Ohio Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 252-3132
http://stjohnlearning.org