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Learner Resources

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  General Education and ESL Resources Khan Academy ELLLO is a website for ESL learners to practice their listening skills. is a website that makes learning English vocabulary learning interesting and fun. is a website that has explanations and exercises to help you learn English grammar.   Library Tech Resources Teach Yourself Tech is […]

BoulderReads Services

At Home with time on your hands? earn a high school diploma

Literacy for all, even from home BoulderReads offers adult learners several opportunities that can be accessed remotely. Career Online High School: earn a high school diploma, as well as career certificates. Full scholarships now available! Conversations in English meets online six days a week. Plus, don’t miss the recent news coverage of one of our local learners, Franklin Escobar, […]

Get a High School Diploma Online

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BoulderReads opportunities for adult learners Career Online High School offers adults the chance to earn their high school diploma, as well as career certificates. Full scholarships now available! BoulderReads offers literacy-building opportunities for adult learners and volunteers, including Conversations in English, where English learners can practice in a friendly online environment. 

Conversations in English Returns

Practice English Online with Friends from Around the World Adult English learners, practice speaking and listening skills in a friendly environment. Groups meet online using Zoom video chat software. Attend the free groups any time. There is no homework, just sign up to get started.

BoulderReads Recipes Featured

BoulderReads Cookbook

Sharing recipes from around the world Thanks to a BoulderReads volunteer, the spring edition of Boulder Home and Garden magazine features five recipes from BoulderReads participants. The authors hail from Venezuela, Iran, Mexico, Mali, & Russia. Check out all the recipes in the 2019 BoulderReads Discoveries. BoulderReadshelps adult learners gain new literacy skills.

About Us

BoulderReads has been the Community Literacy and Learning program of the Boulder Public Library since 1986. We provide programs and resources that foster literacy and lifelong learning for all ages. BoulderReads programs support the development of basic literacy and life skills in our community, including: Effectively using language to read, write, listen, and speak Utilizing technology to reach their full potential as a […]

Book Scholarships

Financial assistance for books and materials is available to active BoulderReads learners or tutors with financial need. Book scholarships support the purchase of curriculum materials and items from the Boulder Public Library collection that are needed beyond the maximum BPL borrowing time of 9 weeks. Who can apply? Currently, active BoulderReads Learners and Tutors who […]

Learner Stories

Each year, BoulderReads learners contribute an original story, poem, or article that they have written to a new Discoveries publication. Recent editions of Discoveries are available here: Discoveries 2019 Discoveries 2018 Discoveries 2017 Discoveries 2016 Discoveries 2015 Discoveries 2014 Discoveries 2013