Wicomico Public Libraries Project READ

To have a positive impact on literacy rates throughout Wicomico
County in the areas of basic literacy (reading), health literacy, financial
literacy, technology literacy and family literacy by providing
direct one-on-one tutoring, supplementary instruction and activities
and by working with and making connections with community organizations
that can provide additional instruction and assistance.

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Website: http://www.wicomicolibraries.org
Executive Director: Ashley Teagle
Counties Served: Wicomico
Email: wcurtis@wicomico.org
Phone Number: 410-749-3612 ext. 159
Mission Category: Literacy
In addition to one-on-one literacy tutoring, Project READ also sponsors monthly informational seminars that are of interest to low literacy and beginning reading adults. This year our programs have included two adult story times, internet safety, self advocacy, driver's education, yoga and meditation, financial planning, employment readiness and healthy living and nutrition. Project READ has also worked in conjunction with the Wicomico Public Libraries Children's Department and Salisbury Urban Ministries Kid's Café to host a Family Engagement night. The Project READ program staff also attends job fairs, open houses, festivals and other community events in an effort to recruit adult learners for the program and volunteer literacy coaches.
Project READ would like to achieve a monetary goal of $2500 to support literacy workshops for our adult learners.