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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.


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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 mobilize resources that empower literacy and learning organizations to reach their goals”. 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.

It's Not Just a Holiday Card. It's a Reading Revolution.

This year's Literacy Mid-South holiday card is a great way to make a donation to Literacy Mid-South and honor someone you love! Make a donation in someone's name, and we'll send them a beautiful card! These make excellent gifts for both your personal and professional contacts.  All donors and their honorees will be featured in our 2014-2015 Annual Report.

Literacy Mid-South will send your cards in hand-written envelopes to the recipients of your choice for a donation of $15 per card.

Please place your order by December 18th. Each card will read:

A holiday gift was made in your name by [donor's name] to serve more than 120,000 Memphians struggling with low literacy.

Order Holiday Cards Online Here

Download the Holiday Card Order Form Here

Contact Heather Nordtvedt at 901-601-9692 or heather [at] literacymidsouth [dot] org for questions.

Upcoming Events


Annual Book Sale, sponsored by the Commercial Appeal

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Annual Book Sale, sponsored by the Commercial Appeal

Are you looking for some great holiday gifts for the readers in your life? If so, join us at our Annual Book Sale, held this year at The Circuit Playhouse! We will transform the theatre into a bookstore, selling copies of books hot off the press. This year, we'll have more than 5000 new books for purchase. All proceeds benefit Literacy Mid-South! 

Book Sale: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Free and open to the public! 

Preview Hour: 9:00am - 10:00am

Make a $15 donation to Literacy Mid-South and get the first opportunity to peruse and purchase the fantastic books for sale! Your donation includes coffee and breakfast. Click here for tickets! 

New Books:

Hardbounds $5
Softbounds $3
Oversized Books $10


The Circuit Playhouse
51 S. Cooper St.
Memphis, TN 38104

There is free parking available in the Overton Square Parking Garage, just behind the theatre! 

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Books-A-Million Book Drive


While you're out holiday shopping, be sure to stop by Books-A-Million's Southaven location! The store is hosting a Literacy Mid-South book drive through December 20th! Purchase a brand-new book for an underserved child, to be distributed during our Read Across America Month celebration in March. There are dozens of books to choose from, at several different price points. Just ask a bookseller for more details!

135 Towne Square Boulevard
Southaven, MS 38671

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