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Coronavirus & COVID-19 Updates
March 20, 2020March 27, 2020
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Coronavirus & COVID-19 Updates

Dear Literacy Council Students, Volunteers & Supporters, Due to the ongoing Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation and based on guidance from Frederick County and state public health officials, the Literacy Council’s office is currently closed. The health and safety of our volunteers, students, staff and community is our top priority.  While our physical office is currently closed to the...

2020 Census Maryland
March 15, 2020March 20, 2020
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2020 Census Maryland

2020 Census Maryland The Literacy Council is actively participating as a member of Frederick County’s Census 2020 Complete Count Committee to help share resources and get the word out to our networks about this critical process which begins this month. Literacy Council volunteers, tutors, and class facilitators, WE NEED YOUR HELP  as a trusted resource with your students. You...

Board of Directors Celebrate Friends of the Literacy Council
February 21, 2020February 21, 2020
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Board of Directors Celebrate Friends of the Literacy Council

February 5, 2020: Delaplaine Arts Center The Board of Directors hosted an evening reception on February 5th to celebrate the numerous Friends of the Literacy Council whose support enables the organization to provide essential literacy services for the community. Richard Haney, Board President, welcomed the representatives from Frederick County and Frederick City leadership, community business,...

In Memory of Literacy Council Volunteers
November 8, 2019January 18, 2020
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In Memory of Literacy Council Volunteers

On January 8, 2020, Samuel Keiter passed away at the age of 88. Sam was a dedicated tutor for a number of years beginning in the early 2000s.  He helped out in other ways, including reviewing our financial statements. We are grateful for Sam’s service to his students and our community through the Literacy Council....

Literacy Council Launches First Literary Magazine ~ Reflections
September 25, 2018February 21, 2019
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Literacy Council Launches First Literary Magazine ~ Reflections

September 25, 2018 Literacy Council launches its first literary magazine – Reflections – Voices of English Learners Curious Iguana Bookstore hosted the Literacy Council’s launch of its first literary magazine, Reflections – Voices of English Learners. The magazine is a compilation of stories, poems, and art written by Literacy Council students with their new English...

In Memory of Elizabeth Derr
July 18, 2018July 18, 2018
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In Memory of Elizabeth Derr

Those of us at the Literacy Council who knew her are saddened by the passing of Elizabeth Derr on July 14, 2018. Elizabeth volunteered for the Literacy Council continuously since she began as an office staffer in 1988 until reluctantly retiring, at the age of 88, in 2016.  She became a tutor in 1989 and...

Remembering Joyce Routzahn
June 14, 2018June 23, 2018
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Remembering Joyce Routzahn

Long-time Literacy Council volunteer and all-around remarkable woman Joyce Routzahn died on June 13, 2018, at the age of 88. Joyce began volunteering with the Literacy Council in 1976, after becoming certified as a tutor.  She was an elementary school teacher who tutored many children as well as our Literacy Council adult students – she...