Lafayette County Literacy Council is a non-profit, community-based agency founded in 1996 to promote the importance of literacy for both children and adults. The agency’s mission is to improve the quality of life in Oxford and Lafayette County through literacy and reading. The United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County helps fund the organization's Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) and Dolly Parton Imagination Library programs. The ABLE program offers a strategic approach to increase local literacy levels by increasing the number of community members who have a high school equivalency certificate through one-on-one coaching by trained volunteers. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library program provides a quality, age-appropriate book on a monthly basis to registered Lafayette County children between the ages of birth to five years. The program seeks to ensure all children have books at home, regardless of the environment in which they live.
Volunteer Opportunities: Can use volunteers in their Reading Rockets, Book Brigade, Literacy Night at More Than a Meal, and Book Exchange programs.