Making Literacy Moves
To Change Lives Through Literacy Services In Our Community.
To provide a range of literacy services and training that enables children, adults, and families the opportunity to achieve success.
Case For Support
Working to increase literacy skills in Lucas, Wood, Definance, Henry, and Fulton Counties. It is estimated that more than 39,000 adults are reading at or below the 4th grade level. Our programs and services are designed to assist adults, children and families to gain the skills they need to have literacy success. Your investment in our program allows Read for Literacy the opportunity to bring essential services to those in need.
Read for Literacy was founded in 1986 through the merger of tutoring programs operating as the Toledo Area Literacy Council and the Junior League’s Project: READ. For the past 34 years, Read for Literacy’s volunteers have provided basic literacy tutoring and English Language Learning to adults in our community.
In 2008, we launched our first program with children, Creating Young Readers. Our trained volunteers read with children, ages 3-9, using the Dialogic Reading model to increase early literacy skills such as rhyming, alliteration and vocabulary expansion. Read for Literacy also works to build at home libraries for these students by sending home several books throughout the year.
Executive Director & CPO
Annual Campaigns, Major & Corporate Giving, Planned Giving, Strategic Planning & Operations419-242-7323 Ext: 11Diana.Bush@toledolibrary.org
Adult & Family Literacy Director
Adult Basic Literacy, English Language Learners, Creating Family Readers and Creating Young Readers – Preschool419-242-7323 x20Cheryl.firstname.lastname@example.org
Creating Young Readers Coordinator
Creating Young Readers at selected Toledo Public School locations419-242-7323 x16Sanaa.email@example.com
Real Men READ-y and Creating Young Readers Coordinator
Real Men READ-y and Creating Young Readers at selected Toledo Public School locations419-242-7323 x13Randall.firstname.lastname@example.org
Claire’s Day and Creating Young Readers Coordinator
Claire’s Day and Creating Young Readers in Maumee City Schools419-242-7323 x15Kristin.email@example.com