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The Pollard Memorial Library’s Citizenship Program offers many new resources to help you on the path to naturalization:

    • Informational appointments are available to discuss the general citizenship process and how best to prepare for the citizenship test. (Please note: No legal advice is given or offered at appointments.)
    • Free 10-week citizenship preparation courses
    • Free one-on-one Citizenship Interview Practice sessions
    • The Citizenship Corner, located in the Reference Room on the Second Floor of the library, has U.S. citizenship test preparation materials, including books, flashcards, and DVDs. These materials are all available for check out, thanks to funding from the Pollard Memorial Library Foundation And don’t forget the helpful web links that can be found below.

For more information on the Citizenship Program or to make an appointment, please call Gail at 978-918-3519.


10-week Citizenship Preparation Courses

2019 Citizenship Class Schedule will be posted soon. Classes are held Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. 

Please note: To be eligible to take the Citizenship Preparation Course, students should be able to answer “yes” to the following questions:

Have you been a lawful permanent resident (Green Card holder) of the U.S. for at least 5 years (3 years if married to a U.S. citizen)?

Are you able to read, write, and speak basic English?

Will you be able to attend all classes during the 10-week citizenship course?

If you are interested in registering for an upcoming citizenship class or for more information, please call Gail at 978-918-3519. (Please leave a message if she is unavailable.) You can also email Gail at gcpf42@yahoo.com.

Becoming a U.S. Citizen: Helpful Resources from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):

• Learn about Naturalization/General Eligibility Requirements
https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learners/learn-about-naturalization

• Apply for Citizenship
https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learners/apply-citizenship

• Exceptions and Accommodations (to the naturalization requirements)
https://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/citizenship-through-naturalization/exceptions-accommodations

• Information on Filing a Fee Waiver
https://www.uscis.gov/feewaiver

• Information on Filing a Reduced Fee Request
https://www.uscis.gov/reduced

Preparing and Practicing for the Citizenship Test:

•USCIS: Civics Tools Study Tools Mobile App (USCIS)

iTunes | Google Play

What’s on the Test? (USCIS)

https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learners/study-test

• Study Materials for the English Test (USCIS)
https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learners/study-test/study-materials-english-test

• Study Materials for the Civics Test (USCIS)
https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learners/study-test/study-materials-civics-test

• Civics Practice Test (USCIS)
https://my.uscis.gov/prep/test/civics

• Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship (Smithsonian National Museum of American History/USCIS)
http://americanhistory.si.edu/citizenship/

LearningExpress Library (Pollard Library Electronic Resource)

Select “Adult Learning Center,” then select “Become a U.S. Citizen.” This interactive tutorial consists of the 100 Civics questions

Other Helpful Web Resources:

• Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government
https://bensguide.gpo.gov/

• El Civics for ESL Students
http://elcivics.com/

• U.S. Presidents of the United States/Our Government
https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/