Live well. Learn with abandon.

Literacy Mid-South (LMS) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide literacy resources for learners of all ages and backgrounds.

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Our vision is
100% literacy
in the Mid-South

1 in 7

adults in Shelby County cannot read this statistic.

78.6%

of 3rd graders in Shelby County Schools read below grade level.

70%

of incarcerated individuals read below a 3rd grade reading level.

Programs That Move Literacy Forward

Adult Learning Program Learn More »

The Read Memphis Project Learn More »

Read 901 Learn More »

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Today a reader.

Tomorrow a Leader.

Margaret Fuller.

American Journalist, Critic, and Womens' Rights Advocate

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Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember.

Involve me and I learn.

Benjamin Franklin

15
Jun
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Literatini

Join presenting sponsors Ashley Bonds and David Tester of Marx-Bensdorf Realtors for Literacy Mid-South's 7th annual Literatini on Saturday, June 15th from 7:00pm - 10:00pm at Novel. Memphis.

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Jul
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019, 9am - 4pm

Adult Tutor Training

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