About Arlington Reads

Begun in 2009, Arlington Reads is an accredited program, staffed by Arlington Public Library staff and dedicated volunteers, that addresses adult literacy needs in the community. All of our services are at no cost to the student through a partnership with the Tarrant County Adult Education and Literacy Consortium and Texas Workforce Commission.

High School Equivalency, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship classes are by registration only. Please click here for open orientation and class registrations. 

Adult Basic Education Classes are based on volunteer availability. Call 817-459-6912 for more information or to set up an appointment.


Community Partners

  • Tarrant Literacy Coalition
    Their mission is to improve the quality and increase the number of adult literacy programs through collaboration with organized adult literacy providers
  • Tarrant County Adult Education and Literacy Consortium
    The TCAELC is a collaboration between the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, Fort Worth ISD (FWISD), Tarrant County College District (TCCD), Arlington ISD (AISD), Birdville ISD (BISD), Tarrant Literacy Coalition, The Learning Center of North Texas, Region XI, DARS, and various Tarrant County Civic, Religious, and Community partners to provide educational and career opportunities for adults (18 years of age or older) in Tarrant County that may be struggling due to limited education.

  • The Learning Center of North Texas
    Their mission is to provide practical, accessible, and affordable resources to increase the success of individuals with learning differences and disabilities.

  • ProLiteracy
    At ProLiteracy they believe that a safer, stronger, and more sustainable society starts with an educated adult population. For more than 50 years, ProLiteracy has been working with passionate people and organizations across the globe to build that society—and to create a world where every person can read and write.

Register for a Class

Register for an upcoming adult registration class by filling out the registration form
Class schedules are also available on our online calendar. 

High School Equivalency

Getting a high school equivalency (GED or HiSet) shows that the person is prepared to take the next step in their career and will open doors to better jobs and higher levels of education. Each student will be enrolled in a series of classes based on their needs: language arts (reading and writing), social studies, math, and science. Three 14-week sessions are offered per year.

Register for a Class

Upcoming class schedules are also available on our online calendar. 

ESL Classes

Our English classes offer adults a part-time structured program for those who want to make real progress in speaking and writing English while balancing work and family life. The program runs three 14-week sessions per year and can be completed within 4 semesters or less depending on the student’s starting level placement and commitment. Choose from day and night time options.

Register for a Class

Class schedules are available on our online calendar. 

Citizenship Classes

We prepare adults to be thoughtful, active citizens and teach them the importance of basic democratic values, our national historical heritage, and what they need to become citizens of the United States. Classes occur on a 10-week schedule.

Upcoming Classes

Register for an upcoming adult registration class by filling out the registration form
Class schedules are also available on our online calendar. 

Other Services We Offer
  • Adult Basic Education in Reading
  • English for Professionals
  • Help transitioning to work or college
  • Goal setting
  • Career planning
  • Referral services to break down barriers to education
Additional Eligible Students Resources

Students that are eligible for our services can receive free training in the following:

  • Phlebotomy
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Microsoft Office Certification
  • Certified Front Desk Representative.