About

Dedicated to helping you find information related to immigration and citizenship, the Citizenship Corner offers:

  • A computer set up with immigration and citizenship resources, with access to the internet and black and white and color printers.

  • Books, CDs, and videos for learning English.

  • Books, CDs, and videos to help you prepare for the citizenship examination.

The Citizenship Corner is located on the third floor at the Main Library, next to the Information and Research Services Desk, where a librarian can always assist you. You may also call us at 508-532-5570, extension 4361.

Citizenship Workshops and Classes

promotional poster for U.S. Citizenship preparation workshopsThese are drop-in sessions that explain how to start the citizenship process.

Choose one of the following sessions, held on the third Tuesday of every month, 7-8:30pm:

  • September 18
  • October 16
  • November 20
  • December 18

Online Resources

Last updated May 2018
Becoming a Citizen

Websites

Books and More

Preparing for the Citizenship Test

Websites

Books and More

English Learning and Translation

Local Resources

  • Literacy Unlimited - Located in the library, this group of volunteers will help you learn to read and write better English - Services are free of cost.
  • Framingham Adult ESL Plus - FAESL offers classes in a variety of different areas and is focused on helping students learn English - Classes are free of cost.
  • Keefe Regional Technical School - Keefe Tech offers English as a Second Language classes every semester - There is a charge for this course.
  • Framingham State English Language Programs - Framingham State offers classes to learn and improve your English - There is a charge for these classes.
  • MAPA Translation - Framingham company offering translation services to individuals and corporate clients.

Online Learning

  • Mango Languages- This is a free online resource available to anyone with a Framingham Public Library card. Mango contains lessons for 65 languages as well as English for speakers of other languages.
  • DuoLingo - Free language learning app that teaches many languages, including English, and has programs to teach from many different languages of origin. Use from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Books and More - The list below is a small sample of our ESL collection, visit the library to find more many more books and DVDs to help you learn English.

Legal Help

Websites

  • MassLegalHelp | Immigration page - MassLegalHelp.org is part of the Massachusetts Legal Aid Websites Project. Thier lawyers work to provide advice and education for everyone in Massachusetts on a variety of topics, including immigration issues.
  • Citizenshipworks - Citizenship works is an online service that helps you prepare for citizenship and guides you through the application process.
  • USCIS: Find Legal Services page - Download immigration forms, find immigration service providers, and learn how to avoid scams.
  • Pro Bono Legal Service Providers - Attorneys and groups in Massachusetts who provide free immigration services.
  • Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center - Based in Boston, Lynn, and Worcester, RIAC provides services to refugees, asylees, immigrants, as well as the larger community.
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center - The ILRC works with and educates immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector to continue to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people.
  • MAPA Translation - Framingham company offering translation services to individuals and corporate clients.

Books

Living and Working in the US

Websites

Books and More

U.S. Government - How does it work?

Websites

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Information on the government of Massachusetts.
  • Congress.gov - Information about the Senate and House of Representatives. Useful for tracking bills and laws and learning about members of Congress. Use the Members section to find your Senators and Representatives.
  • The White House - Includes information on the current President as well as the cabinet and other branches of government.
  • Ben's Guide - Child-friendly resources on the legislative process and the branches of government from the U.S. Government Publishing Office.
  • America's Founding Documents - Transcripts of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights from the National Archives and Records Administration.

Books

Most general citizenship books include sections on civics which explain how the U.S. government works.  Some specific books that may be helpful are:

GED, HiSET Classes

Find listings for GED/HiSET classes on our GED and HiSET web page.