Fairfield County Literacy Council (FCLC)

The Fairfield County Literacy Council provides free reading help to adults. To speak with someone in the Literacy Council, call 740-653-2745, extension #109. You can also get more information about their programs on their website.

This is a messaging center available through the Fairfield County District Library. Leave a message that includes your contact information and the Literacy Council will return your call.

The History of the FCLC

The Fairfield County Literacy Council was organized in February 1972. In 1981, the Fairfield County District Library began to provide support to the Literacy Council. The Literacy Council is a member of ProLiteracy America, a worldwide organization promoting literacy.

The Purpose of the FCLC

  • To sponsor workshops for training of tutors in Laubach and other methods of teaching reading and writing skills to adults.
  • To encourage and teach adults to improve their reading and writing skills
  • To inform the public of the need to wipe out illiteracy

English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • Tutors are available to assist new Americans with learning English so they can…
  • Read street signs and maps
  • Read job applications
  • Read to their children
  • Get a driver’s license
  • Obtain citizenship

Become a Volunteer

Anyone who can read and write can become a certified tutor. To become a tutor, you must participate in a twelve-hour Tutor Training workshop.

Clients and tutors meet regularly at a mutually agreeable time and place. Tutoring is done on a one-to-one basis at the library, churches, or other facilities.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact the Literacy Council at (740) 653-2745, extension #109. Leave your name and phone number, and the Literacy Council will call you back.