Union Pacific Foundation grant funds Adult Learners Collection

The Friends of the Albany Public Library have received a $500 grant from the Union Pacific Foundation to purchase books for a new Adult Learners Collection. These books are currently available in the Adult Nonfiction collection and may be found at the call number 374.0124 (please ask a librarian for help finding the collection).

The Adult Learners Collection priorities include making program instruction more engaging and relevant by adapting curricula, often designed for children, to adult interests and needs, and assisting tutors.  Funds donated to this program will purchase books specifically written for adult learners with varying literacy needs.

Titles include reading material like Fact Files: TitanicPainless Reading Comprehension, and Just Joking: Stories for Listening and Discussion as well as instructional materials like 101 Clear Grammar Tests, 101 Bright Ideas: ESL Activities for all Ages, and 201 Ready-to-Use Word Games for the English Classroom. Whether you are a tutor, a teacher, or an independent learner, we welcome your feedback to grow this collection.

For more than 50 years, the Union Pacific Foundation has upheld the tradition of supporting community and civic programs. Grants to nonprofit organizations support community, cultural, and health and human services.

To learn more, or suggest materials, please contact Library Resources Coordinator, LaRee Dominguez at 541-791-0112 or
send an email