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Judith Roberts: ‘Share in the light of learning and books’


Thursday, September 30, 2021

I am writing on behalf of the Jones Library building project. The project promises to include a new home for The Literacy Project’s Amherst Adult Education Classes.

The Literacy Project has held classes in adult education in Amherst since 1995. At The Literacy Project, adult students ages 16 to 60 work hard to get their High School Equivalency Degree (formerly known as the GED, now known as the HiSET).

Literacy Project adult students need a second chance to attain their high school credential and go on to college, job training programs and better jobs to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

In the expanded Jones Library, adult students will find a warm welcoming and safe space to learn. What better home than a library for adult students to study to pass the HiSET test and fall in love with reading along the way.

Amherst has long been known as a seat of intellectual learning; the town shield holds a book and a plow. With the new library expansion, all residents will be welcome to share in the light of learning and books.

Please vote “Yes” for the Jones Library building project to support access to learning for all!

Judith Roberts

Executive Director
The Literacy Project