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Support The Literacy Council on #GivingTuesday

Donate on #GivingTuesday!This year, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, the Literacy Council of Frederick County is  participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Last year, more than 30,000 organizations in 68 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday.

Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. We invite you to join the movement and give on December 1st. You can give the "gift of literacy" with your generous donation and make a real difference in someone's life today and for the future.  Join us and kick off the holiday season in the spirit of giving. Please click here to help with your own donation!

Become Inspired! Learn More About The Literacy Council

Literacy Council of Frederick CountyThe issue of illiteracy is one that affects us all. In Frederick County, 1 in 10 or 17,000 adults are functionally illiterate and cannot read a newspaper or fill out a job application. Since 1963, the Literacy Council has been assisting both American and foreign-born adults in attaining basic reading, writing and English-speaking skills with our free, confidential, one-on-one tutoring services – resulting in lives of greater productivity and communities with a higher quality of life.

Learn about the work of the Literacy Council and how you can make a difference in the lives of fellow residents by watching our new video. We believe you’ll be surprised and moved by what you learn.

The LCFC Holiday Book Drive is Underway!

Please consider donating a book (or two!), appropriate for children from infant to five years old, during our Holiday Book Drive, running through December 11th.

We are seeking new story books, age-appropriate science, history, geography, culture, family story books as well as typical children’s stories. You'll be giving the gift of reading to a child and making a difference in someone’s life.

The drive benefits the local Head Start program and the YMCA Early Childhood Learning Center, which lost many books during the recent flooding in parts of Frederick.

Books may be dropped off at the LCFC office or at the Curious Iguana (12 N. Market St.) or at Barnes & Noble in the FSK Mall on Route 355. If you have any questions about the Holiday Book Drive, please contact us at 301-600-2066. Thank you!

Tutor Training

Interested in learning more about becoming a Literacy Council volunteer Tutor?

If so, you are invited to participate in a short, no-obligation orientation session to get all the details.  If you decide that you’d like to continue on the road to becoming a tutor, you can then attend the scheduled in-person training workshop. You may register for and attend any orientation session prior to the training workshop sessions.  An orientation session is a prerequisite for the in-person training workshop.

Orientation* sessions are scheduled as follows:

- Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 10:00 - 11:15 am at our LCFC office, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick
- Saturday, November 14, 2015, 10:30 -11:45 am at the Brunswick Library
- Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 10:00 - 11:15 am at the LCFC office
- Saturday, December 12, 2015, 10:30 -11:45 am at the Emmitsburg Library
- Saturday, January 16, 2016, 10:30 -11:45 am at the Urbana Library
- Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 7:00 - 8:15 pm at the LCFC office

A Tutor Training* Workshop is scheduled as follows:

- Saturday January 30 and Saturday February 13, 2016, 8:45 am – 3:30 pm in Frederick. Preregistration is required. (Click here to bring up a Volunteer Registration Form.)

(*Completion of an orientation session and both workshop days is required for certification.)

March 2015 Tutor Training GraduatesIf you have any questions, please call our office at 301-600-2066 or send us an e-mail.

To register for an Orientation session and Tutor Training Workshop, please click here or use the Quick Link to the left to go to the online Volunteer Registration Form. You can also register by phone by calling the LCFC office.

We will be scheduling additional training sessions in Frederick and Hagerstown in the near future, with dates and other details to be announced.

Please consider helping LCFC meet the continuing need for literacy training in our area by becoming a Certified LCFC Tutor. You'll be joining an elite group of dedicated volunteer tutors, like the graduates of our March, 2015 training, pictured here. Thank you!

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