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It's never too late to start learning! Get involved with Literacy Mid-South and learn something new! There's a whole world out there to discover.


Help an adult student learn to read or help with a special event. There are many ways to help us start a reading revolution!


If you or your organization is helping to create a Reading/Learning Community in the Mid-South or you need additional resources to make your program flourish, join us! We can help.

Literatini 2014

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Straight Up Fun for a Good Cause!  Come take in live music as you sample martinis and delicious food and bid on amazing auction items. 20% of all sales at Booksellers the night of the event benefit Literacy Mid-South.  

Last year's event sold out several days early, so be sure to get your tickets while they are still available.

Friday, June 13

The Booksellers at Laurelwood
387 Perkins Extended
Memphis, TN 38117


Tickets available here!

Sponsored by 
Booksellers at Laurelwood

Upcoming Events

Mid-South Book Festival

Saturday, Sep 27, 2014, 10am-4pm

The Festival

The 2014 Mid-South Book Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden. The event will feature celebrity authors, creative writing seminars, speaking panels, an Emerging Authors exhibition, activities for kids, and much more. 

More information coming soon!  Check out the Book Fest website here.

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Adult Tutor Training

Saturday, Jun 7, 2014, 10:30am - 4:00pm

Want to Make a REAL Difference in Someone's Life? Teach Someone to Read!

Literacy Mid-South has adults on our waiting list who are willing and ready to learn but need a special person in their life to help them.  They want better lives.  They want to understand their personal finances better.  They want their driver's license.  They want to read to their children. They want to understand their world better, and they just need a chance.

YOU can help. There is no greater gift to give than helping a person succeed.  Facilitate learning in the life of an adult who struggles with reading, writing, and math through Literacy Mid-South's Adult Learning Program.  Volunteers are able to serve as facilitators to groups of adults or provide individual goal-centered tutoring to an adult learner.  Volunteers attend a one-day training that provides the tools for moving adults forward. 

Volunteers commit to meeting 2 hours, once a week for 6 months.  Volunteer opportunities are available during the day or at night.  You must have an email address and acceess to a computer to volunteer. Must be 18 years or older to participate.  Snacks and drinks will be provided, just bring a bag lunch, pen and paper.

Training will take place at the Benjamin L. Hooks Library, 3030 Poplar Ave, Room A.

If you are interested in being a Literacy Mid-South volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Form.

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