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1. Contact us

You can contact the Literacy Council by email at or by phone at 301-600-2066. Right now, our office is closed to the public due to the pandemic, so you cannot just stop by.  However, contactless pickup of teaching and learning materials for students and tutors is available M-F between 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  (except for Frederick County/FCPL holiday or weather closures).  Enter through the double front doors of the FCPL Administrative Entrance.  Contact staff in advance by email to request materials: Our office is located at: 110 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701.

  • Ask a translator to join you on your phone call or visit if you wish.
  • Be ready to give us your name, phone number, email address (if you have one), and address.
  • Make an appointment to meet with our staff.

2. Meet with our staff

At your appointment:

    • You will complete registration forms. You may bring a translator if you wish.
    • You will be asked to pay a one-time Student Registration Fee of $20.
    • Staff will check your skill levels.
    • You will discuss where you should begin and if a class or tutoring is better for you.
    • If needed, you will make a second appointment to complete the assessment of your skill levels.

3. Begin learning

If one of our programs is right for you, you will get a tutor or start a class as soon as we have an opening.

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