Literacy Council of Buncombe County

WHAT THEY DO: The Literacy Council of Buncombe County’s mission is to increase comprehensive literacy and English language skills through specialized instruction by trained tutors and access to literacy resources. We serve students in four programs: Adult Literacy, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Youth Literacy and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Improved literacy skills benefit not only the struggling reader, but everyone in our community regardless of age, race, gender or background.


  • Donors who give $50-$99 will receive a $5 coupon for Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café.
  • Donors who give $100 and up will receive a $15 coupon for Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café.
Dan began to work regularly with his tutor in January 2019 and progressed more quickly than anyone expected. While many students who start at Dan’s level can take almost a year to move through the first Wilson Reading System book, he is now in book three. But the most significant personal goal Dan wanted to achieve finally came in the spring, and his tutor happily passed the information on in his tutor log: ‘Read to son! Bo & Peter! Yay!
—Rebecca Massey, Adult Literacy program director