Adult Learning Center

Adult Learning Center


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Our Mission: The Adult Learning Center promotes life-long learning in Johnson County and helps residents achieve their personal goals through access to literacy resources.

Contact the ALC

Wendy Preilis, Adult Learning Center Coordinator

Adult Learning Center
Library Services Center
49 E. Monroe Street
Franklin, IN 46131

Phone: (317) 738-4677
Fax: (317) 738-9354

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  • Monday–Friday; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday; Closed
  • Click here to view scheduled 2015 closings

Download the Tutors' Monthly Report Form

About the Adult Learning Center

The Adult Learning Center of Johnson County Public Library (ALC) has served residents in this area since 1985. Today, we offer adult tutoring services in English as a Second Language (ESL) and Adult Basic Education (ABE). Our students come from a wide range of experiences and skill levels.

Our free education services include a preliminary assessment in reading, writing, and English language skills. Depending on the tutor's and student's comfort level, lessons are either private or conducted in small groups. It is tailored to the individual student's educational needs and personal goals.

We are able to offer these services to our students free of charge, because all our tutors are volunteers from the local community. The ALC provides training resources to tutors.

Sample Student Goals:

  • Talk on the telephone
  • Open a business
  • Communicate with teachers and help their children with school
  • Become U.S. citizens
  • Be able to communicate with doctors or emergency workers
  • Get their TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion, replacing GED in Indiana beginning 2014)
  • Open a bank account
  • Fill out job applications
  • Read their mail
  • Read the Bible
  • Get a job
  • And much more...


The ALC partners with Johnson Memorial Health in a program called BabyTALK (Teaching Activities for Learning and Knowledge). Our BabyTALK volunteers visit new parents just after their baby's birth and give them a welcome packet which contains a board book, a welcome letter, a registration sheet, and a book designed to give parents guidance on introducing literacy skills to their child.