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.

The coupons will be available for pick up at Malaprop’s one week after the donation is processed. They will be redeemable for in-store purchases at Malaprop’s through the end of February and would need to be used in one visit.

Not only was I learning disabled, I was also born 65 percent deaf. If the Literacy Council was not available to me, I actually wouldn’t have been given the opportunity to read. I came in at a kindergarten reading level, and quickly moved to a fifth-grade reading level.
—Molly, Adult Education student