Welcome to the Queens Library’s Young Adult Literacy Program

The Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) offers educational assistance to young adults 16 – 24 years old. YALP offers participants the opportunity to study for the High School Equivalency exam and provides additional resources such as case management, job readiness workshops and internships.

You must be a young adult (ages 16 – 24) and you must register for the program during the Registration Period. In addition to HSE preparation, YALP offers free Metrocards, stipends and field trips for students. Remember that all participants must have proof of age.


The Queens Library's Young Adult Literacy Program Serves the following locations:


89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432


14-01 Astoria Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11102

Far Rockaway Swing Space

10-03 Beach 20th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691


Pre-register now for Spring 2018 classes! Check out our Registration Flyer and Schedule below.

Please click the links below for more information. Check out our latest YALP Newsletters!


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For more information on the Queens Library’s Young Adult Literacy Program, please contact:

Shayla Simpson
YALP Program Coordinator 
Tel. 718-480-4230
E-mail: SSimpson@queenslibrary.org



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