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New Americans encounter numerous obstacles, the language barrier being but one. Finding employment and learning to use technology are also daunting challenges. The Denver Public Library (DPL) and the Emily Griffith Opportunity School (EGOS) Language and Learning Center are both uniquely positioned to assist Denver’s immigrant community in reaching their goals to live happy and productive lives. A program for ESL students at the EGOS Language and Learning Centeraims to show them how the library can help them to develop and practice the skills they are learning in a computer class, and also to support the EGOS faculty and curriculum. Because the students speak very limited English, evaluating whether the program is helpful to them poses a challenge.