Programs at Helen Plum


These resources are available to Helen Plum Library Card holders. To use you must register using your library card number. Need help registering? Stop by the Adult Service Desk. Just click on the images to go directly to the site.


Learn English through fun interactive lessons with Mango. You can practice your pronunciation and make corrections by comparing your voice graph to a native speaker's. Fun and colorful lesson plans will be sure to engage and encourage you to keep learning. Learn in your native language! Bonus: It comes with an App for your phone.


This is a database of classes that you can take and learn at your own pace. It focuses on English grammar and writing. It also has several classes for those teaching or tutoring ESL adult learners.


Improve your reading, writing, and speaking skills with Learning Express. Need help preparing for your citizenship? Use Learning Express' "Become a Citizen" module!


This database is another resource available for reading, writing, and other aspects of grammar.


This website offers live one-to-one help with citizenship test preparation.

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The Helen Plum Library has partnered with the College of DuPage to offer classes for ESL students for the Spring and Fall sessions. Fall Session at Helen Plum are CANCELLED because of low enrollment. Please contact COD for other area sites. Sign up through College of DuPage (630) 942-3697.

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Conversation Groups

Join us at the ESL Conversation Café and practice speaking and listening with others in a friendly environment. Group meets every Thursday 1:30pm-3:30pm and every Friday 6:30p-8:00pm. Everyone is welcome and no registration is required. We're located right in front of the Liliacia Park so when the weather is nice we may picnic outside. Hope to see you there! Interested in different times? Let us know. Contact the ESL Librarian at ktouch@helenplum.org or call 630.627.0316 ext 228.


Our ELL collection is geared towards both native and non-native adult English language learners and their tutors. There are a variety of resources available including traditional books, electronic resources, and an ELL computer preloaded with many language learning resources.
Interested in what the library has to offer? Check out our catalog HERE

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Librarians in the Adult Services Department will help you find what you need.

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Contact Us

Tel (630) 627-0316
Fax (630) 627-0336

110 W. Maple Street
Lombard, IL 60148

Monday - Friday 9:00 - 9:00
Saturday 9:00 - 5:00
Sunday 1:00 - 5:00

Send us an email!