IMPORTANT NOTICE:  MCLC Closed Effective 4:00 pm March 16

In order to help limit the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus), the Read Moore Center, and our Seven Lakes sattelite office will be closed beginning at 4:00 pm, March 16.  At this time, we will plan to reopen on Monday, May 18.  However, please pay close attention to your email and official sources, like the CDC website and local news, for further updates.  This is a rapidly changing situation that will require flexibility on our part so that our wonderful volunteers and students can stay healthy and safe.  Thank you for your cooperation and patience. 

Below are some links to help prevent the spread of illness that we can all practice.

AVISO IMPORTANTE: MCLC cerrado efectiva 16:00 16 de marzo

en el fin de ayudar a limitar la propagación de Covid-19 (coronavirus), el Centro de Lee Moore, y el sitio de los Siete Lagos será cerrada comienzo a las 4:00 pm, el 16 de marzo  En este momento, planearemos reabrir el lunes 18 de mayo.  Sin embargo, preste mucha atención a su correo electrónico y fuentes oficiales, como el sitio web de los CDC y las noticias locales, para obtener más actualizaciones. Esta es una situación que cambia rápidamente y que requerirá flexibilidad de nuestra parte para que nuestros maravillosos voluntarios y estudiantes puedan mantenerse sanos y seguros. Gracias por su cooperación y paciencia. 

A continuación hay algunos enlaces para ayudar a prevenir la propagación de enfermedades que todos podemos practicar.

Coronavirus | County of Moore

CDC|Prevention of Coronavirus

CDC|Prevención de coronavirus

CDC|Print Resources / Recursos impresos

Please help us become Read Moore County, leading North Carolina in literacy!

One-to-One Tutoring


Rotary Club Reading Initiative

The Read Moore Academy for Summer

DAR Literacy Lab

Moore County Literacy Council


Low literacy is a significant handicap for non-readers, and it will become even more disabling in our increasingly technical and digital world.  Left unabated, low literacy will be a dead weight on the social, cultural and economic development of Moore County.  Moreover, the inability to speak and write in English is a major barrier to the assimilation of Moore County residents born in other countries, and their children.

On the other hand, Moore County is a special place, blessed with significant resources.  We have a growing population of volunteers who need opportunities to connect to the community by helping others.  Many are already aware of our problems with low illiteracy and are eager to help.  Others will support our cause if they are well informed.  Overcoming the fierce competition for grants and charitable dollars will be a continuing challenge.


Our mission is to work with others to significantly improve literacy in Moore County in ways that are measurable and immeasurable.  We will maximize the impact of our limited resources by (i) boldly raising the awareness of low literacy in Moore County, (ii) systematically identifying and coordinating the county’s literacy resources, (iii) energetically recruiting and training volunteers, using state of the art literacy resources to provide volunteers with meaningful and life affirming experiences, (iv) nurturing and developing  additional literacy programs and funding resources, and (v) strategically providing literacy counselling and tutoring in our own facilities.


Increasing literacy in Moore County to the highest rate in the State of North Carolina.


One-third of Moore County third-graders are not proficient readers, according to local school data.  Things are even worse for low-income students in Moore County, of whom only half will reach this critical milestone.  Meanwhile, we estimate that more than 7,000 adults in Moore County struggle with low literacy.  Please work with us to address these challenges head-on, transforming Moore County into Read Moore County, leading North Carolina in Literacy.

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