Although many adults with intellectual / developmental disabilities have lower literacy skills, the public library can still be an important resource for them. Information is available in a variety of formats, the library is a friendly learning environment, and reading role models can be observed. It is a great location to hold tutoring sessions with a learner. Adult literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) materials are often available for the learning pair to use.
Scilla Wordsworth & Helen Delany, Public Libraries and Adults with Developmental Disabilities – Opportunities to Use Generic Services or Opportunities for the Personal Development of All Concerned? A Report on the Library Access Programme. Midland (Perth) Western Australia: Narkaling, Inc., April 1994.