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Learn To Read Better 

Call toll free 1-866-705-READ (1-866-705-7323) for information

Be A Volunteer 

  • Contribute your time and talent as a volunteer tutor with a local literacy program.
  • Serve on the board of a literacy organization
  • If you are an employer, encourage your employees to volunteer or give release time for volunteer training
  • Let literacy organizations use your workplace to train tutors and teach students
  • Call toll free 1-866-705-READ (1-866-705-7323) for volunteer opportunities

Become A Donor 

  • • You can make a tax-deductible gift to the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County and/or Imagination Library, click here to make a donation. Thank you!

Be An Advocate 

  • Be a lifelong learner
  • Encourage others to be lifelong learners
  • Read with the children in your family
  • Let politicians and community leaders know what you think about literacy
  • Do a "literacy audit" to identify and address the barriers that your organization or workplace may present to people with low literacy skills
  • Invite speakers from literacy groups to speak at your service club or other membership organization
  • Support family-friendly policies for education
  • Publish stories about lifelong learning or literacy success stories in your newsletters
  • Create discussion about literacy among your peers and friends
  • Use plain language in your written and spoken communications
  • Encourage awareness and sensitivity toward less literate people


Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County, 518 James Street, P.O. Box 2129, Syracuse, NY 13220
Phone: 315-428-8129 • Fax: 315-428-2227 • www.onliteracy.org