Tuesday, January 21, 2020

OUR NEXT TRAINING WORKSHOP is scheduled for Saturday, February 15 from 9 am-3:30 pm (snow date February 22). Did you know that approximately 15,000 Charles County residents are either illiterate or functional illiterate? For over 50 years that is where the service of the Charles County Literacy Council has come in. Join in making the difference for as little as one hour once a week by coming a literacy tutor.
A one-day workshop with pre-reading materials beforehand will certify you as a ProLiteracy Tutor. You must pre-register. Email or call (charlescountyliteracy@comcast.net) (301-934-6488) for details. PS -- Imagine not being able to read this! If you can, you are one of the lucky ones. Each One, Teach One.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

CONGRATULATIONS TO ROTARY 4-WAY TESTERS, a team from the Rotary Club, La Plata.  Fourteen teams competed at Saturday's (January 11) Adult Team Spelling Bee. In the final round spelling correctly the word  "zucchetto" (a Roman Catholic cleric's skullcap: black for a priest, purple for a bishop, red for a cardinal, and white for the Pope), Rotary 4 Way Testers became the 2020 SPELLING BEE GRAND CHAMPIONS!  Congratulations to them and to all the teams for a great and fun competition and to all the guests for coming out and cheering on the teams and supporting the Charles County Literacy Council. It was a fun night! 

Sunday, January 5, 2020

THIS IS IT --  a fun, exciting night begins this Saturday, January 11 -- the CCLC's 2nd Adult Team Spelling Bee! Join us for a fun, spirited night at the St. Mary’s Bryantown Church (off of Oliver Shop Road).  The doors open at 6 pm with the event beginning at 6:30 pm.  Come out and cheer for a team. $30 admission for food, beverages (wine and beer available for purchase), dessert, music and entertainment provided by Country Cruizers and FUN!!!  Not only will you have a fun evening, you will be supporting CCLC in its mission of free adult literacy tutoring in our community. Call (301.934.6488) or email (charlescountyliteracy@comcast.net) for more info.

Monday, December 23, 2019

January 7, 2020, at 7 pm at our office in the  United Way House.
As the year end approaches and we think about our giving gift plans, consider one more -- the Gift of Reading. Every day hundreds of adults in our county struggle with routine tasks such as filling our a job application, following prescription instructions, reading a book, reading a note sent home from their child’s teacher, responding to work-related emails and so much more. In 2019 we assessed and tutored over 75 adult learners and trained and added to our active tutor base 25 new tutors. Our services are needed and the rewards are great. Please help us continue our work. Visit us on Facebook for more info!  Happy Holidays from everyone at the Literacy Council.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019


Thank you to our 5 new tutors from Saturday's workshop.  Enthusiastic and ready to be a part of CCLC and its mission.  Very soon Thanksgiving will be here.  We at CCLC are always thankful and appreciative of all of our volunteers for without them, CCLC would truly cease to exist.  Two simple words and so meaningful...Thank You.