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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.


Get Involved

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


Our vision is 100% literacy in the Mid-South.

Literacy Mid-South (LMS) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide literacy resources to learners of all ages and backgrounds. Somewhere between 20% to 30% of adults in the Memphis metro area are functionally illiterate. That means more than just unemployment — their minds are unused and their dreams are unrealized.

Read our Annual Report here.

Our 2014-2015 Annual Report

Thank you for being a part of the biggest year yet for Literacy Mid-South.  Whether you are a volunteer tutor, donor, sponsor, board member, or just a person interested in literacy, we thank you for making Memphis a better place and your help in making our organization stronger.  

Click here to read our 2014-2015 Annual Report online.  The report features financial information, donor information, and program summaries.  

We are excited for what the future holds and hope you are a part of our reading revolution!

Upcoming Events


Literatini 2016

Marx-Bensdorf Realtors presents
Friday, June 10, 2016
The Booksellers at Laurelwood
387 Perkins Extended
Memphis, TN 38117


Straight Up Fun for a Good Cause!

Come take in live music and a Martini Death Match as you sample cocktails and delicious food from top local bars and restaurants. All proceeds from the event directly benefit the students of Literacy Mid-South. Our Adult Learning Program serves over 500 low-literate Memphians each year, at a cost of $500 per student. All our programs are integral to the Memphis community, where more than 120,000 adults read at or below a third grade level.

Presented by Marx-Bensdorf Realtors
Sponsored by Booksellers at Laurelwood and Dixon Hughes Goodman

Purchase tickets here.

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