Indian Trails Library receives grant for ESL programs

The Indian Trails Public Library District is the recipient of a $1,000 grant from Vernon Library Supplies' Giving It All Away grant to help new immigrants achieve English literacy and proficiency.

The funds will be used toward the purchase of an additional English language electronic resources for the Indian Trails Public Library District's ESL Lab. The library's ESL services consist of classes, tutoring and dedicated computers for independent English language learning.

All classes, tutoring and use of the ESL computers are free and residency is not required. Last year the library served 2,687 ESL students.

"Our ESL services are very popular and important in our community," said Christina Stoll, adult services managers. "The grant will help us continue to meet the need of our members who want to learn English."

The Indian Trails library serves 67,000 residents in the communities of Wheeling, Buffalo Grove and Prospect Heights.

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