• Reading Matters

    "How might life be different if I was unable to read directions on a prescription bottle when my child is ill?"

  • Books can truly change a life...

    We educate adults to become self-sufficient members of society.


Every call is different. One caller might be asking for help with reading, another might be asking for help to speak English. The next might be an adult struggling with the secret of being illiterate. We might not be able to solve all their problems, but we do provide a soothing voice and a caring ear - and before the call ends, the individual calling will have the help they need.  That is our mission!

The Literacy Council and Youth Services Network Budget Impact

Important Dates

In-Person New Tutor Training

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays in February
  • Dates: February 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23
  • Time: 9:30am- 12:00pm
  • Location: North Suburban Library (6340 N. 2nd St. Loves Park, IL)


Online New Tutor Training

  • Required Training: Two In-Person Session and Twelve Hours of Online Modules
  • March 1st: In-Person Orientation, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • March 22nd: In-Person Wrap-Up, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Location for In-Person Sessions: The Literacy Council (982 N. Main St. Rockford, IL)
  • Online Modules are required to be completed off-site between March 1st and March 22nd.

The Month of Giving at Jersey Mike's! 

  • Stop in to eat at Jersey Mike's during the month of March and a percentage of your purchase will benefit The Literacy Council. 

Save The Date!

  • The Rockford Literacy Races are scheduled for Saturday May 13th. Visit our event page for more details. 


How to help... Our current donor database has many caring and loving people. People who donate because they believe The Literacy Council does what it says it does and that is helps people to become successful in their lives. Our donors are regular people just like you and me, but they believe they can make a difference and they do!

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