For information about adult and family literacy programs in your community, be sure to check at your local library. Other resources on literacy and reading include:
American Library Association (ALA)
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Toll Free: 1-800-545-2433, ext. 2163
ALA/ALSC sponsors “Born To Read,” a program that builds partnerships between librarians and health care professionals to reach out to new and expectant “at-risk” parents to help them raise children who are “born to read.” Publications and online resources include materials for parents, caregivers, and children.
International Reading Association (IRA)
800 Barksdale Road
P.O. Box 8139
Newark, DE 19714-8139
IRA is an organization of teachers, librarians, researchers, parents, and others dedicated to promoting high levels of literacy for all. Its Online Bookstore offers books, videos, and software for parents and caregivers.
Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA)
635 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13202-2214
LVA sponsors more than 350 community programs nationwide that offer free literacy help to adults and their families.
National Center for Family Literacy
Waterfront Plaza, Suite 200
325 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202-4251
Toll Free (Parade Family Literacy InfoLine): 1-877-326-5481
Parade Family Literacy InfoLine provides referrals for family literacy programs at the local level. Accessible 24 hours a day; operators are available 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday-Friday.
Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF)
P.O. Box 23444
Washington, DC 20026
Toll Free: 1-877-RIF-READ
Develops and delivers children and family literacy programs that help prepare young children for reading and motivate school-age children to read. Trains literacy providers, parents, and others to prepare all children to become lifelong readers.