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

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    Raise Your Hand for Literacy - Volunteer!

    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.

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    Giving Tuesday

    There's Black Friday and Cyber Monday for shoppers to get deals on gifts for those they love over the holidays. And now, there's #GivingTuesdayâ„¢ - a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It started in New York to celebrate and encourage charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations. In 2014, Northwest Ohio nonprofits are participating, too, including Read for Literacy. Donations made on Giving Tuesday will go toward the opportunity for Read for Literacy to obtain a matching grant of up to $1000 from Toledo Community Foundation. Click the image to find out more and to donate.


    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.