-Adult Literacy-

Promoting literacy within our community is a goal that we take seriously at Cazenovia Public Library. Literacy programs don’t end at our doorstep. Cazenovia Public Library Literacy Outreach offers family literacy programs and individualized adult education programs, with an emphasis on introducing Library services to new Library users. We strive to create a literacy-rich environment in the Cazenovia area through our Library programs, Literacy Outreach, food pantry partnerships and community projects, such as our “Little Free Library.”

Madison County Read Ahead
Madison County Read Ahead – founded through a grant from the Central New York Community Foundation in February 2006 – is a library literacy consortium that oversees free adult literacy tutoring programs in public libraries throughout Madison County.

Cazenovia Public Library Literacy Outreach
Literacy Coordinators Carla Zimmerman and Karen Kogut work with a network of trained volunteer tutors to provide
literacy services on site and at two satellite locations: CazCares Food Pantry and
the New Woodstock Public library. Tutors work one-on-one with learners in three
different programs: Adult Basic Education (ABE/learn to read), English as a
Second Language (ESL), and preparation for the TASC examination (NYS high
school equivalency program, formerly GED).  Our Literacy Outreach also acts as a
referral source for educational and career services programs in Madison County.

New Learners

Need your high school diploma? Want to improve your reading skills, or your
English language skills? We can help. For more information about literacy
programs in Cazenovia, please contact Literacy Coordinators
Carla Zimmerman or Karen Kogut at (315) 655-9322. You can also e-mail

Tutor Training

Our literacy programs are always in need of new volunteer tutors. If you are
interested in becoming a literacy volunteer, please e-mail

TASC High School Equivalency (formerly GED)

New York State’s TASC high school equivalency program is now in place in Madison County.  Don’t worry, studies show that the pass rates are not very different from the previous GED program. For more information, see links below:

Sample TASC high school equivalency tests
NYS TASC website; applications, testing sites and other info

Press links:

Madison County GED Grads Celebrate
Literacy Program Takes on New Challenges