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Adult learners, learning and public libraries

Adult learners, learning and public libraries

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Published by University of Illinois Graduate School ofLibrary and Information Science in Champaign .
Written in English

Edition Notes

StatementElizabeth J. Burge, issue editor.
SeriesLibrary trends -- v.31 no.4
ContributionsBurge, Elizabeth J.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14251125M

The Adult Literacy Resource Center is located in Library Express at K St. NW, lower level (entrance on 20th St between K St. and I St.) during the MLK Jr. Memorial Library's modernization. For more info, please call NOTE: The Adult Literacy Center no . Pre-High School Equivalency (Pre-HSE): Provides preparation classes for adults who speak English and want to improve their reading and math skills in preparation for their HSE exam. High School Equivalency (HSE): Earn your high school equivalency (HSE) diploma two ways—take the TASC exam or enroll in NEDP.

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