Goldfeder On Hand as Queens Library Launches Literacy Zone Program

October 19, 2011
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D, I, WF–Far Rockaway) attended the opening of a new, free adult literacy program that will serve the Rockaway Peninsula. The Literacy Zone, a comprehensive education and training program sponsored by Queens Library, is now available at the Far Rockaway, Teen Library, Arverne and Peninsula branch locations.

According to Queens Library, the Literacy Zone’s primary mission will focus on adult education at every level, whether helping someone to read or read English for the first time, or obtain greater computer skills to better prepare for a job. The Literacy Zone will hold classes in reading, writing, computer skills, GED test preparation and English conversation.

“One of the keys to lifting our economy out of this economic rut is job training,” Goldfeder said. “The new Literacy Zone is an exciting program that will help many Queens residents gain a better education and prepare them for a better job.”

The Literacy Zone will also feature special workshops on job readiness, financial literacy and health-related topics, and is funded by a grant from the New York State Department of Education. For more information about programs and services offered by Queens Library, visit the Queens Library Web site or call (718) 990-0700.