Moore County Literacy Council

… is a 501(c)(3) organization, formed in 1987 by a few committed individuals. The founders recognized the crippling effect of illiteracy and low literacy on individuals, families and communities, and how teaching reading and writing can open the universe for those who desire to grow and prosper.

Almost 80% of our funding comes from right here in Moore County, including grants from United Way and Moore County, both of which are funded by local citizens, and from our annual major fundraiser. In 2016 this was the Reading Rocks Campaign, June 1st-August 25th. Many remember the Annual Spelling Bee for Literacy in past years. Our solid, generous base of supporters – individuals, service organizations, churches, businesses, local foundations – helps us achieve our vision, which is to reverse the debilitating consequences of adult low literacy and illiteracy by offering free tutoring services to adults.


 Student Celebration 2016

Videos from Celebration (use Google Drive)


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Upcoming Tutor Training Opportunity

  You can become a volunteer tutor and teach an adult the joy of reading. All you need is a little time.

The Moore County Literacy Council offers a twelve hour tutor training course for volunteers who would like to become adult tutors.

All sessions will be held at the Read Moore Center, 575 SE Broad Street, Southern Pines.

The November 2016 training dates will be:

Orientation: November 2nd, 1-2 PM

Training Sessions: November 7th, 9th, 14th and 16th, 1-4 PM

Donations will be accepted to defray the cost of materials.

Please register by the week prior to the orientation session. Registrations can be made by phone at (910) 692-5954 or email at

Reading Rocks Fundraiser – WOW!

The Reading Rocks Auction was held on Thursday, August 25th, at 6:00 pm, at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst.
The event was the culmination of our incredibly successful Reading Rocks fundraiser.

Over 50 chairs were turned into marvelous works of art by our talented Moore County artistic community. Our artists ranged from children, to professional artists, educators and faculty members, retired artists and hobbyists.


Scenes from the Reading Rocks Auction