Madison County Literacy Coalition
The Book Nook operates as a fundraiser for The Madison County Literacy Coalition When you purchase gently used books, all proceeds are used to provide free literacy tutoring to adults in our community who struggle with the most basic reading skills. The Madison County Literacy Coalition is a local nonprofit organization that was formed in 1985 to address the problem of adult illiteracy in this community. At The Literacy Center in downtown Anderson, free tutoring in reading, writing, comprehension, and spelling is offered to adult learners. All tutors are volunteers. It is estimated that one out of five adults in America are “functionally illiterate” which means that they do not read well enough to function independently in everyday personal, social, and work situations. Youth literacy projects are all focused on making books available to children and teens with the goal of growing lifelong readers. Book give-aways, a Little Free Library, and bookcases in locations accessible to young people are provided by MCLC.
Here are some ways you can help:
The Board of Directors meets quarterly. Nominations are being accepted for open seats.
~Become a member of the Literacy Coalition by paying annual dues.
~Become a volunteer tutor for an adult learner who wants to improve reading, writing, and spelling skills.
~Collect gently used adult and children’s books for The Book Nook.
~Volunteer to be a “sales associate” at The Book Nook each week. (There is a weekly schedule with assigned shifts.)
~ Consider bequeathing a financial gift to MCLC either directly or through the Community Foundation.
How MCLC funds its programs and projects:
(The Literacy Coalition does not receive financial support from a parent organization or other corporate source. All funding comes as the result of its own efforts through fundraising, Book Nook sales, gifts, and grants.)
~The Book Nook sells gently used books of all kinds. MCLC relies on book donations from the community in order to keep a well-stocked selection.
~Grant funding comes from local and corporate sources.
~Financial gifts come from individuals, service clubs, churches, and businesses.