• Reading Matters

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

  • 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 a 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

Leaders for Literacy Campaign



Because there has been no state funding for 5 months, we need to keep funds coming in so services can continue. 

A LEADER is any person, group, school, business, and corporation etc., who agrees to raise $1,000 in January for The Literacy Council.  Challenge others.  Be as creative as you want and have fun...just so it’s legal!

Choose to be a LEADER or sell LEADER SQUARES. What are Leader Squares? Leader Squares are like shamrocks sold by MDA, or  little shoes by March of Dimes.  They can be sold by businesses, banks bars, restaurants  basically anywhere with people traffic. The cost of the square is $1.00. Challenge friends to purchase!  The start date will be December 7, 2016 and conclude January 22, 2016.  The selltime is set by you within these dates, usually a 3 week period. Help make it possible for us to continue to help people improve their lives. For more information or to register call 815-963-7323 x 11   or click here to download a pdf file


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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