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Eagle Mountain City Library Helping Potential US Citizens

Post Date:04/13/2017 12:14 PM

Did you know that many libraries across America work with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to get information to the public regarding citizenship?  

During National Library Week, April 9 to 15, USCIS is highlighting its work with some libraries in Utah.

Eagle Mountain City Library is among those being highlighted and has been helping through their English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Aimee Schultz has been a volunteer teacher since May 2016 at Eagle Mountain City Library. Each ESL session runs for three months and is taught three times a year. This is sometimes the first step for those wanting to become U.S. citizens.

"The students that come to the classes are so ready to be part of the community and feel comfortable having conversations with people in English," said Schultz. "One of the goals of the program is to integrate the non-English speaking community with the English-speaking community. I love seeing that goal realized as more volunteers and students come into the program."

EM City Library Utah ESL Class - Aimee Schultz far left

Aimee Schultz (far left) ESL volunteer teacher, shown with a recent ESL class.