Welcome to the Learning Center

Learning Center Classroom Hours:

Monday thru Friday: 9 – 2

The Learning Center tutoring and GED prep at the Jersey Shore Area Public Library has been discontinued.

Free ESL instruction is offered for adults whose native language is not English.

One-on-one tutoring helps beginning, intermediate and advanced students improve English skills in reading, writing and speaking.

The tutoring sessions are directed at improving English conversational skills for home and workplace literacy. These sessions are based on genuine communication between the tutor and the student.

If you have any questions please contact Linda Herr.

To become a volunteer tutor or be tutored in reading, writing, math, call Virginia at 326-0536 at ext 159 or Linda at 151.

Programs and pictures from the Learning Center

Getting Your GED Starts Here


Career Pathways

Career Pathways makes it easier for adults to advance through
progressive levels of the educational system while gaining workforce

Currently the Learning Center provides basic literacy and other instruction in reading, writing and math in a classroom setting or
through one-on-one tutoring. Preparation for passing the GED or
other high school equivalency tests is offered as well as English
Language Learning for non-native speakers of the English language.

These instructional elements will continue to be provided; however, the skills taught will foster workforce and post-secondary education and training program readiness.

About the Learning Center -- Video


Did you Know?

  • College graduates earn twice as much as people with a high school degree or GED
  • Fastest growing jobs that pay a living wage require college degrees
  • There is financial aid to help people with college expenses
  • Services are locally available to assist you with your college planning readiness, admissions, and financial aid
Lycoming County Adult Literacy

The Learning Center serves many students:
  • Adults who do not read and write at a 5th grade level

  • Parents who want to have the reading & writing skills to help their children in school

  • Adults speaking other languages who want to learn English

  • Those preparing for college entrance exams, GED exams or armed forces exams

  • Workers seeking to learn new on the job skills

An adult education student and tutor work together at The Learning Center

Working to equip our county adults, many of them parents, with the basic literacy skills they need to be better family members, workers and community members. The Learning Center is a state certified adult basic education provider.

Services are free and include: one on one tutoring small group studies, math and writing assistance, a comprehensive computer lab, Family Literacy programs, English as a second language and Workplace skills programs.

The Learning Center is a space, a comfortable place to meet and learn at 19 East Fourth Street in downtown Williamsport, third floor of the Welch Childrens Wing at the James V. Brown Library. A staff of helpful friendly trained coaches and instructors. A spirit, a corps of volunteers committed to helping the learner become more confident about their abilities to meet their goals.

The Learning Center is a service of the Lycoming County Library System and is a United Way agency.