William A. McGill Library (Quincy)
Monday - Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday & Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Monday & Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday - Friday
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The Literacy Center

Sharing the Love to Read!
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Email: letsreadgadsden@gmail.com


The Literacy Center:

Trains volunteers to be adult tutors
Evaluates adult students that need reading help
Matches students with volunteer tutors
Provides tutoring materials and support to its tutors
Provides books for adult learners to check out
Dedicated to helping improve the lives of many adults in Gadsden County.

New tutors are currently preparing a Reading Class Using the Bible for adults interested in improving their reading skills. Lessons will focus on reading and writing using the Bible as study material.

All tutoring sessions are free and confidential and are scheduled at a time and place convenient to both the tutor and the student.

Visit The Literacy Center today!


Literacy Levels

Below Basic Literacy indicates no more than the most simple literacy skills like signing a form or searching a short simple text to find what a person is allowed to drink before a medical test. This is generally referred to as reading at a 5th grade level or below.

Estimates are: Gadsden County 25%  State of Florida 20%

Basic Literacy indicates the skills necessary to perform everyday literacy activities like using a television guide to determine what time a specific program comes on or comparing the ticket prices of two events.  This level is usually referred to as reading at an 8th grade level or below.

Estimates are:Gadsden County 40.9%  State of Florida 22.9%

Source: National Assessment of Adult Literacy 2003 by the National Center for Education Statistics

Based on Gadsden County’s adult population, this means that 14,610 adults cannot use a bus schedule to find out when a bus arrives or read and understand prescription and medical instructions.

Please consider becoming a volunteer tutor and come by The Literacy Center soon, help us Share the Love to Read!