Serving the literacy needs of children, adults and families in Lucas, Wood and Seneca Counties.

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    It's all the Buzz! The Blade's Corporate & Community Spelling Bee

    Teams are registering now for THE BLADE Corporate and Community Spelling Bee presented by Buckeye CableSystems. This is a fun event you won't want to miss! Not your traditional spelling bee, team members collaborate and spell words on individual spelling up in front of everyone. This is a great way to support the work of Read For Literacy and have a great time! With packages from $250.00 all the way to $10,000 (we combine a Bee Team with a Program Sponsorship) we are ready for you! Click the Bee for more information or call us at 419-242-7323.

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    Raise Your Hand for Literacy!

    Say "Yes!" to volunteering - Give a hand to someone learning to read. Volunteers are needed to read with children, adults and families for one hour a week! We will provide all the resources and training, too! There are over 44 locations to choose from. Our volunteers tell us it is the best hour of their week! JOIN US TODAY! Call 419-242-7323 or sign up on the link on our website.


    Our Programs

  • Adult Basic Education

    Strengthen Reading Skills

    More than 1,150 participants are engaged in learning; from reading books to learning life skills for the workplace, our student needs are met through individualized goals.

  • Creating Young Readers

    Change the Life of a Child

    Our programs excite a love of learning through reading in preschools, elementary schools and other community settings to increase early literacy skills in children aged three years through second grade.

  • English Language Learners

    Learn English

    Affords speakers of other languages the opportunity to improve their English language speaking, reading and writing skills. Additionally, Read for Literacy volunteers assist students in preparing for completion of their US Citizenship test.