Literacy is...the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.”

Kofi Annan


Ascension Parish Library Adult Literacy Program (APLALP) provides literacy support, free of charge, to adults through a network of trained tutors. It is our vision to help adults improve their reading and writing skills to reach their potential as workers, parents, community members, and life-long learners.

Help adults change their lives through literacy. 
Early Literacy Events at the 

Numerous studies show that as many as one in five children have difficulties learning to read. Public education doesn't typically start until ages 5-6. Before then, you are your childs first education provider. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a simply and fun way to help your little one develop early literacy skills. 

The idea is simple. The goal is to read 1,000 books to your child before Kindergarten. Yes! You can repeat books. It sounds like a lot, but you can do it! If you read just one book a night, you will have read 1,095 books in just 3 years! Register at any Ascension Parish Library location or click the icon above to register online. You can track your reading online or pick up a print copy of a reading log when you register at the library. Sign up today, and you will receive a free story book to get you started. Then, earn fun prizes along the way! 

Upcoming Events
Strengthen Your Computer Skills

APL Computer Training


Improve your basic computer literacy skills with these free classes: 

  • Introduction to Windows 10

  • Internet Basics 

  • Introduction to Microsoft Word

  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel

  • Job Searching on the Internet

Check out our online calendar for more details, upcoming events, and classes! 


APL|Adult Literacy Program


708 S. Irma Blvd.

Gonzales, LA 70737


Tel: 225-647-3955

Become A Literacy Tutor!

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