Detroit Public Library / Parkman Branch

Detroit Public Library
1766 Oakman Blvd., Detroit, MI 48238, 313-481-1814
Regina Smith, Branch Manager
Annette Lotharp, Reading and Literacy Specialist Hours: 12:00pm to 8:00pm, Monday and Wednesday
10:00am to 6:00pm, Tuesday and Thursday
10:00am to 6:00pm, Saturday
Parkman is closed on Friday’s during the fall.


Adult Literacy Programs:

  • Adult One on One Tutoring for Literacy
  • Small Group Math Class
  • GED and TABE Preparation
  • Computer Skills Classes
  • Resume Assistance
  • Job Searching/Job Leads

Program Description: Detroit Public Library’s Detroit Reads! Program is a free, library system-wide initiative that pairs its own trained and certified tutors with adult learners who desire to learn to read or improve their reading skills.  Our tutoring sessions are held at most of the 23 DPL library branches during regular operating hours.  Detroit Reads! Program offers free weekly one-to-one 2-hour tutoring sessions to adults, ages 18 and up, to include first time and emerging readers, challenged readers, and those striving to pass the GED examination.