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I must judge for myself, but how can I judge, how can any man judge, unless his mind has been opened and enlarged by reading.� -John Adams

The Literacy Council, like many other community organizations, is a tool designed to allow members of the commmunity to serve one another. There are several ways that you can become a member and join the Literacy Council in the work that we do. Everyone's contributions help us spread literacy across White County.


Volunteers are the heart of our organization. They provide direct service to our students, help us run events, and keep Second Time Around Books open in the afternoons. Without them, our mission would be impossible. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer--as a tutor, an event volunteer, or a bookstore volunteer--visit our volunteer page.


Donors keep our mission alive. Donations allow the Literacy Council to purchase textbooks, reach out to the community, train tutors, and keep our office open to provide a place for students and tutors to meet. Without the generosity of our donors, our work would be impossible. To learn more about our needs and how to donate, visit our donations page.


White County is a community full of busy people working on wonderful causes, and many of the Literacy Council's members want to help, but do not have the time or funds to spare to volunteer or donate. If this is you, you can still further the work of the Literacy Council! We always need individuals willing to speak up about literacy. Talk to your friends and family, write to your legistlators, or blog about why literacy matters. You can also tweet using #whyliteracy. Our advocates spread the word and raise awareness among the public about the problems that 36 million US Americans face. If you want to advocate but are not sure how, contact the Literacy Council.