What's Happening at The Literacy & Learning Center

Curriculum Ordered

Certification and Licensing Efforts Ongoing

Classroom Set-up in Progress

The Benefits of Early Childhood Education
have been found often to be even more significant to
the whole of the society than just the
individual children and their families.
Help shape the future of The Literacy & Learning Center's pre-K program by contributing to our Amazon registry. We've curated a selection of educational and classroom supplies that will directly impact our young learners. Visit the link below to explore the items and make a meaningful difference in their education. Every purchase, big or small, brings us closer to providing a nurturing environment for these children.

Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to their bright futures.
The Literacy & Learning Center proudly recognizes Noah as Student of the Month! Students can be highlighted for several reasons, including overall attitude, improvement in any academic area, and willingness to work hard. A valuable asset to the after-school program at TL&LC, Noah was chosen because he is kind, eager to learn, and a natural leader among his peers. 
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library, funded through the efforts of The Literacy & Learning Center, sends age-appropriate books to children in Macon County at no cost to the family every month from birth until the child's fifth birthday. It only takes $30 to sponsor a child for an entire year! You can help grow the love of reading for the youngest readers of Macon County!

This book gifting program was inspired by Dolly Parton's father, who could not read or write. Beginning in her home county in Tennessee, the Imagination Library is now active in five countries and mails over 2 million books monthly. Each book is mailed directly to the child's home and addressed to them. Many parents have shared how excited their children are when they receive their new book each month. Elizabeth Swift shared, "Beck was lucky to join the DPIL program early in his second year of life until age five. We all looked forward to getting his book each month. It was an incredible way to foster a lifelong love of literacy and build our children's library. The program was such a gift to our family!"
We were saddened to learn that our beloved "reading dog" Ben Crenshaw Neslage passed earlier this year. Thanks to former board member Kay Neslage, Ben became a favorite for our youth programs. Kay and Ben would come for regular visits to sit and listen as the children took turns reading to him. His gentle demeanor coaxed even the most reading averse to join in as Ben listened patiently. (It didn't hurt that as he did, he received legions of love from the group.)
On Friday, September 29, the Literacy & Learning Center hosted a Volunteer Luncheon to honor and celebrate the incredible volunteers who support the organization's mission to promote literacy and learning in the community.

The event was a warm and welcoming gathering where current, former, and future volunteers came together to connect, share stories, and enjoy a tasty and comforting southern-style meal prepared by Development Officer Jenni Edwards.