Welcome back to Sections, our new series about different parts of the library after we moved things around. For our third installment of our ‘Sections’ series we stay on the second floor to cover our English as a Second Language section.
The ESL section serves English learners and the Wheaton community in a variety of ways. 1). it provides books, audiobooks, CD’s, and computer programs for learners to take home or use in the library for English practice. 2). It gives citizenship information and community contacts for non-profit and governmental organizations that help with citizenship and 3). it provides information for native speakers to volunteer with local organizations to help English learners.
The section is organized by subject with citizenship getting its own display. Subjects include: dictionaries, grammar, spelling, writing, and vocabulary to name a few. There are also books to help English tutors as well!
The most important feature of the section is the red board which on one side gives information for free ESL classes and conversation groups and on the other with volunteer opportunities for local organizations that help with refugees and English learning.
You can find the ESL section on the 2nd floor near the Reference Desk by the stairs.