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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 create a community actively engaged in continuous learning. 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.

Save the Date for the 2nd Annual Mid-South Book Festival!

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Upcoming Events


Family Reading Boot Camp

Literacy Mid-South and the Assisi Foundation present 

Family Reading Boot Camp

featuring Bethanie Tucker 

Free to all parents, grandparents, educators, and nonprofit professionals!

Literacy Mid-South and the Assisi Foundation will present Family Reading Boot Camp at Christ United Methodist Church on May 7. Tucker Signs is a multi-sensory literacy approach that works wonders with students (young and adult) who struggle with reading.

This seminar is perfect for teaching reading to all students, particularly those who are particularly active, (especially boys), ESL students, special education students, and adults who were not able to learn to read the traditional way.   

The workshop is offered at no monetary cost to participants. We do ask, however, for your investment of time and participation for the entire workshop.Mid morning snacks will be provided. 

Register Here or call Kayla Brooks at 901-201-6036.

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The 4th Annual Literatini

Literacy Mid-South presents the 4th Annual Literatini

Friday, June 12, 2015

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. Meet Marja Mills, best-selling author of the Harper Lee memoir The Mockingbird Next Door!

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