General education diploma (gED) CLASSES

We partner with local Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) organizations to host FREE adult General Education Diploma (GED) classes in our branches. Participants must attend a mandatory orientation session before beginning GED classes. 

For more information, please contact Parma City Schools ABLE or call 440.885.8797.

Orientation Schedule

Adults who wish to attend free GED classes at the Library must first attend an orientation session.

Brooklyn Branch
Winter Orientation:  Friday, January 20, 9:30 AM-1:30PM, and Friday, February 17, 9:30 AM-1:30PM
(Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 9:30AM-noon

Garfield Heights Branch
Winter Orientation:  Tuesday, January 17, 5:00-7:00 PM, and Tuesday, February 7, 5:00-7:00 PM
(Classes will be held Monday and Thursday mornings, 9:30AM-12noon

Maple Heights Branch
Winter Orientation:  Monday, February 6, 9:30 AM-noon
(Classes will be held Monday and Tuesday mornings, 9:30AM-12PM; Monday – Thursday evenings, 6-8:30PM)

Parma Branch
Winter Orientation:  Tuesday, January 31, 5:00-7:30 PM   and    February 8, 9:30 AM-noon
(Classes will be held Mondays /Wednesdays,  9:30AM-12 noon)

Warrensville Heights Branch
Winter Orientation: Wednesday, February 15, 9:30 AM-noon   and   Tuesday, January 24, 5:00-7:30 PM
(Classes will be held Monday/Wednesday/Thursday mornings, 9:30AM-12noon

Polaris Career Center GED Classes

North Olmsted Branch Library - Class Days / Times: Monday & Wednesday, 6:458: 45 PM at the Library
You must attend one of these orientation sessions (at Polaris Career Center in Middleburg Hts.) before beginning GED classes.
2017 OrientationFebruary 28-March 2, April 25-27 at   9:30 AM-noon —or— 6:00-8:30 PM,

  Questions? Email us at or Call  440.891.7647- See more at:

English for speakers of other languages (esol) classes

If you need to learn English, or just sharpen your language skills, you’ve come to the right place. We partner with local Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) organizations to host FREE beginning, intermediate and advanced-level ESOL classes. Adults who wish to attend our free ESOL classes must complete an orientation session. 

Parma City Schools ABLE ESOL Classes

Orientation Schedule

For more information, please contact Parma City Schools ABLE at 440.885.8797.

Parma Branch 
Winter Orientation:  Tuesday, February 14, 12:30-3:00 PM
(Classes will be held Tuesday/Wednesday,  12:30-3:00 PM)

Parma-Snow Branch 
Winter Orientation:  Friday, February 17, 9:30 AM-noon
(Classes will be held Monday/Wednesday —or— Tuesday/Thursday mornings, 9:30AM-noon 


Polaris Career Center ESL Classes

Classes for adults 19+ over (sorry, children not permitted). Orientation is mandatory.

   North Olmsted Branch  CLASS TIMES: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30-11:30 AM —or— 6:45-8:45 PM
   2017 Orientation: February 7, March 7,  April 4  at 5:30 PM

    North Royalton Branch  CLASS TIMES: Monday & Wednesday: 9:30-11:30 AM  —or— 6:30-8:30 PM
    2017 Orientation February 6, March 6,  April 3 at 5:30 PM

Questions? Email or Call  440.891.7647- See more at:

Cuyahoga Community College ABLE ESOL Classes

Orientation Schedule

Orientation is a requirement for CCC ABLE ESOL; for information, please call Cuyahoga Community College ABLE at 216.987.2135.

Solon Branch
    Winter Orientation is over; check back for Spring opportunities

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch
    2017 OrientationJanuary 19 at 5:30 PM

Prepare for Citizenship & English Proficiency Tests     

We also offer print materials to help you prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test and English proficiency tests, such as the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). You’ll find all these books, guides and other resources in our catalog. 

Online Research Resources 

Learning Express Library has everything you need to pass the GED tests:Need library card number to login and create LEL account

  • Informative eBooks
  • Interactive courses in every GED subject
  • Introduction to the GED Test, including practice questions, science, language arts, mathematics, social studies, reading, more
  • Instantly scored practice tests and essays  

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English as a Second Language Orientation

Orientation is required to join the ESOL at the Solon Library. For more information go to or call Tri-C East at 216-371-7138.

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