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A Celebration of Achievements 

The Literacy Council of Frederick County invites you to join us for a Celebration of Achievements on May 13, 2014, from 6:30 - 8:30 at the Delaplaine Center for the Arts, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick.

We are having a reception to honor the accomplishments of our students and their tutors.  Refreshments will include dishes prepared by Literacy Council students.

RSVP (please let us know how many will be in your party):  (301) 600-2066 or

Saturday Office Hours 

The office will now be open on Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon.  We hope this will be helpful to tutors and students who cannot visit the office during our normal weekday hours.  As always, it is a good idea to call before coming in, 301-600-2066, just in case there is an emergency situation that prevents the volunteer from opening the office that day.

Do you know...

An estimated 14% of the U.S. population and 11% of Marylanders do not read well enough to understand a newspaper or fill out a job application?

6252 people, 34% of the foreign-born population of Frederick County, have trouble speaking English?

Explore this site to discover ways that you can make a difference.

...What we do

For 50 years we have offered free one-to-one tutoring in basic reading, writing, and spelling to English speaking adults. We also provide similar services and small group instruction in conversational English, reading, writing, and spelling to non-English speaking adults.

We teach approximately 175 adults each year and have approximately 30 students waiting for tutors!

Tutor In-service Sessions Scheduled

Upcoming monthly sessions have been scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, April 30 -  "Life Prints" and its use in conversation.

Wednesday, May 28 -  Using "Essential English Idioms,"  "Essentials of Grammar," and "Patterns in Spelling" supplemental textbooks.

Wednesday, June 25 -  How to use GED materials and how to apply for and study for U.S. Citizenship.

Please contact the office at 301-600-2066 or for more information and to RSVP if you plan to attend.

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