Our Services

English Language Learning

Saratoga Springs Public Library offers classes in English Language Learning at no cost. Beginning and intermediate level classes focus on developing English language vocabulary, fluency, and reading skills in a group setting. The classes create a fun and friendly learning environment for practicing English. Our literacy volunteer teachers seek to help students feel comfortable and confident in using English in their daily lives within a diverse American culture.


student with books

Classes are located in the Glasby Room on the ground floor of the library, down the hall from the Children's Room. Across from the Glasby Room is a small collection of English Language Learning materials available for users to sign out. Found here are easy to read fiction and non-fiction books, workbooks, vocabulary dictionaries, audio-visual and other learning tools which users may sign out.

Class Times:

Note: Classes are held in the Glasby Room unless otherwise noted on our Events Calendar
Beginner Class
Fridays, 10:00am to 11:30am
Intermediate Class
Mondays, 10:00am to 11:30am
Advanced Class
Wednesdays, 10:00am to 12:00pm


We're always looking for volunteers to help. If you have any interest in volunteering, either contact our Literacy Librarian (contact information is below), or fill out and return a volunteer application form. We'd love to have you!

Additional Information:

Classes may be cancelled for various reasons. Always check for cancellations and up-to-date class times on the Events Calendar.

  • Are these classes right for you?
  • Do you want to improve reading and writing skills?
  • Are you interested in this for a specific purpose?
  • Are you interested in, but have questions about, volunteering as a teacher or tutor?
  • Would you like additional information?

Contact the Literacy Librarian. The librarian may be reached at (518) 584-7860, ext. 259, or via email.