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Who we are: Literacy Unlimited is a group of volunteers that tutors adults in English as a second language, basic literacy, citizenship and GED preparation. Established in 1986 and housed in the Framingham Public Library, Literacy Unlimited is a member of Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts and ProLiteracy America. We are supported with a combination of public and private funding.
The mission of Literacy Unlimited is to provide a solid, comprehensive program for training and supporting volunteers to teach basic reading, writing and/or math skills to adult learners, including those for whom English is a foreign language. We are dedicated to increasing public awareness of the need to eliminate illiteracy in our community and expanding the availability of educational programs that accomplish this. We hold the belief that literacy strengthens society and promotes equality among its members.
The tutoring we offer is confidential, individualized, student-centered, and free of charge. Adult learners and tutors, who usually work one-on-one, are carefully matched and supported to insure the best opportunity for the student to reach his/her individual goals. Typical goals our students achieve include becoming employed or become better employed, getting citizenship, finishing a GED, getting a driver's license, learning to read to their children or simply becoming confident to function in our community.
Friends of Literacy Unlimited, Inc.
The Friends of Literacy Unlimited believes that literacy strengthens society, promotes equality among its members and helps individuals realize their full potential.
Donations are always needed and may be made to Friends of Literacy Unlimited, Inc., a 501c(3) corporation, at 49 Lexington Street, Framingham, MA 01702
Literacy Unlimited is located in the Main Library of the Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington Street, Framingham, MA 01702.
The office is located on
the main floor to the right after the lobby elevator. You will see the tutoring room. Go through it to the office.
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News and Events
On June 25th, Literacy Unlimited will celebrate
another successful year with the tutor/student
recognition event. We congratulate the students on their
many achievements and wholeheartedly thank the tutors for
the many hours of volunteer support.
Also, Literacy Unlimited has recently completed the
fifth ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
training session for this fiscal year. We welcome almost
fifty new tutors and the opportunity to match them with
students who have been waiting for a tutor.
Are you interested in becoming a tutor? Please come to
an Orientation Session on Tuesday June 18 at 7:00pm
in the Classroom of the Literacy Unlimited offices.
The next tutor training will be scheduled in July or August.
Contact Literacy Unlimited at email@example.com or 508-532-5574 to find out more about becoming a volunteer tutor.
Don’t miss our BAKE SALE
during the Friends’ Book Sale, June 15!
Take a chance and support literacy!
Help support Literacy Unlimited, which teaches adults in the Metrowest area to read and write English, by participating in our May Baskets raffle.
This year's raffle features some really wonderful prizes donated by tutors, library staff, friends and area businesses. Prizes include a Kindle basket, a Bose® SoundLink® Mobile Speaker II basket, a Dre Beats basket, an iPad mini, container gardening pots and supplies, a children's bicycle, a spa basket, a basket for beer lovers and another filled with premium wine and chocolate.
This marks our fifth annual May Baskets fundraiser, which generates some much-needed funds to train additional tutors and serve more learners.
Baskets will be on display at the Framingham Public Library’s downtown building during May. A few baskets will be displayed at the McAuliffe Branch Library and the Morse Institute Library of Natick. Photos and descriptions of all baskets can be viewed after May 1 on large display boards at the participating libraries or online at www.friendsofliteracyunlimited.org.
Drawings for all baskets will be held at noon on Tuesday, June 4, at the Framingham Public Library. Winners need not be present.
Raffle tickets cost $2 each, or a book of six tickets sells for $10. You can buy tickets at the participating libraries, or online at www.friendsofliteracyunlimited.org, from May 1 through May 31.
Thank you so much for helping make this fundraiser a success. We couldn't do it without you!
Friends of Literacy Unlimited
Please click here for details
on how you can help students like Dolly reach their goals
Volunteers for Literacy
Friends of Literacy Unlimited seeks volunteers to help with fundraising
activities. We support the Framingham Public Library’s Literacy
Unlimited tutoring program. Our fundraisers include May Baskets and an
Annual Appeal mailing. If you’re interested in helping, please contact
Erika Alvarez at 508-460-1113 or
Upcoming FREE classes for adult students
Practice Speaking English
Drop-In Classes for adults - no registration needed, just come!
49 Lexington St.
Framingham, MA 01702
Mondays, 10:00–11:30am for beginner students – in the Literacy Unlimited Learning Center, Main Level
Mondays, 6:30–8:00pm for
intermediate students – in the Literacy Unlimited Learning Center,
Mondays, 7:00–8:30pm for beginner
students – in the
Junior Program Room, lower level
Wednesdays, 1:00–2:30pm for
advanced students – in the Trustees Room, upper level Administrative Offices
Computer Assistance on Tuesdays, 9:00–11:00am
Morse Institute Library
14 East Central Street (Rte. 135)
Natick, MA 01760
Thursdays, 6:30–8:00pm for beginner and intermediate students
Fridays, 10:30am–12:00pm for intermediate students
Saturdays, 11:30am–1:00pm for beginner and intermediate students
Please ask at the circulation desk at Morse Institute for the location of the class you'd like to attend there.
For more information:
Framingham – 508-532-5574
Institute Library) – 508-647-6400, extension 1583 or
Conversation groups in Framingham are supported in part by a Conversation Circles Grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.