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

Involve me and I learn.

Benjamin Franklin

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Jan
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Adult Tutor Training

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

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Feb
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019, 6pm-9pm

Culinary Literacy

Join us to learn tips and tricks for cooking on a budget, scaling recipes, and cooking with local ingredients.