The Literacy Council

Serving Macon and Jackson Counties

Dolly parton imagination library

Books are sent monthly to children from birth to their fifth birthday, all free of cost to families.


Middle- and high-school students meet four days a week for assistance  with homework, papers, research, and overall comprehension of student curriculum.

High-School equivalency Diploma (Ged)

Courses are offered in collaboration with Southwestern Community College to help students pass their GED test and to better prepare them for the workforce.

English as a Second language (ESL)

Classes are designed for both children and adults from numerous native languaes to teach reading and writing proficiency in the English language.

Adult literacy

One-on-one tutoring is available for adults who want to build and/or strengthen their literacy levels.

After School Enrichment

Children from grades K - 5 meet Monday through Thursday throughout the school year for engaging educational activities.

Individual tutoring

One-on-one tutoring is offered twice a week for K-12 students in any subject.

Book Give-Aways

Free books are handed out to all children in the Highlands Halloween Festival and the Macon County Christmas Parades.

In-School Tutoring

Literacy volunteers work in 5 Macon County Schools to bolster students' reading skills.