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ELA / AESL English Language Aquisition: Home

Guide to resources in the library and on the web for students learning the English language.

What is this Guide for?

This guide provides resources for English Language Learners


The ESL Collection has:

American Heritage "Hopes and Dreams" series


The "Hopes and Dreams" series includes the stories of :

African-Americans, Chinese-Americans, Cuban-Americans, Greek-Americans, Irish-Americans, Italian-Americans, Mexican-Americans, and Vietnamese-Americans. 

They are located in ESL COLLECTION Intermediate Readers

Library Help - map to this box on every front page of a guide


 We are open

Hours: Monday - Wednesday 9 am - 4 pm

Staff are working remotely on Thursdays

The libraries are closed Friday - Saturday


For more information, see our Home Page

Feel free to reach out to an SVC Librarian:

  • via
  • via phone: 360-416-7847
  • Ask a Librarian:  24/7 Chat with a librarian service (not always an SVC librarian)
  • Request a Zoom appointment with a librarian

For circulation questions:


A monthly newspaper (written in simple english) subscription
World news website that provides news in three reading levels for students of English

Living in the USA

U.S.A. Learns

U.S.A. Learns   Learn English Free! 

A Free Web site for adults to learn or improve their English speaking, pronunciation. listening, reading, spelling, writing and grammar.


In the Library

The library has Books, CDs, &  DVDs ... you may borrow them from the library and take them home.  You can practice reading, listening, and pronunciation  at home !  

All Content CC-BY.