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

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    The Blade Corporate and Community Spelling Bee is a huge success! With over 64 corporate donors, 54 teams spelling in the BEE and a delicious dessert & coffee station it was a successful day! Congratulations to our winner, Key Bank (represented by the Toledo Symphony) and in second place Buckeye Cablesystem (represented by WGTE) and in third place Owens Community College! Click the image to see a list of the top 25 teams. Thanks to everyone who participated! And mark your calendars for next year's Bee - October 15, 2015!

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    Creating Family Readers

    This week we begin Creating Family Readers, our newest program at Queen of Apostle School in South Toledo with assistance from Adelante, The Latino Resource Center and many other special friends! Today, El Tipico Restaurant offered to help us feed our 25 guests before class! We are getting hungry and we have a day to wait for fresh, delicious food made by their loving hands! Literacy, great food and families! Let our program begin!! Thank you O-I, ProMedica and Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. for funding this very wonderful family program!


    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.