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Last updated 08/03/2020

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

One-to-One Tutoring

Motheread/Fatheread®

Rotary Club Reading Initiative

The Read Moore Academy for Summer

DAR Literacy Lab

Moore County Literacy Council

VISION STATEMENT

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.

 
MISSION STATEMENT

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.

 
LONG-TERM GOAL

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

 
LITERACY IN MOORE COUNTY

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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Growing Moore Readers will be distributing more than 3,000 new books and nutritious meals starting July 27 through outdoor "reading stations" located all over the County. Please bring your kids (Pre-K to 8th grade) every day?

Many thanks to our sponsors at the Duke Energy Foundation, the Toys for Tots Foundation, the Dollar General Foundation, the United Way of Moore County, the Moore County Community Foundation and the Food Bank.
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Growing Moore Readers will be distributing more than 3,000 new books and nutritious meals starting July 27 through outdoor reading stations located all over the County.  Please bring your kids (Pre-K to 8th grade) every day?

Many thanks to our sponsors at the Duke Energy Foundation, the Toys for Tots Foundation, the Dollar General Foundation, the United Way of Moore County, the Moore County Community Foundation and the Food Bank.Image attachment

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This is wonderful for the kids

This was great-thank you!!

Vanessa Lynn

Thank you to the parents and children for stopping by the Taylortown Boler Municipal Park site!!!

Are these available at all of these sites at the same time/days or just specific dates/times at specific sites?

GREAT community outreach!!

Beth Walker

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Becca Duke-Harris Shannon Becker

Brittany Hughes Melissa Hughes

Why does it say free lunch when it isn’t ?

Is this a drive thru situation?

Many thanks!! Y’all inspired us... we built a platform and enjoyed snacks and a story in our platform this week! 🙏❤️

Ericka Horner para tus niños Ceci.

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Growing Moore Readers Summer Reading Stations coming to a neighborhood near you! July 27 - August 8, Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Locations are outdoors, and Covid health protocols will be in place. PLEASE SHARE THIS POST!😁 ... See MoreSee Less

Growing Moore Readers Summer Reading Stations coming to a neighborhood near you!  July 27 - August 8, Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.   Locations are outdoors, and Covid health protocols will be in place.  PLEASE SHARE THIS POST!😁Image attachment

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My grandson has SO enjoyed picking out a book daily! Lots of new, fun books for us to read to him. Thank you!!

What a great opportunity! Well-done!

Enjoli Lynn

The look on your face when Heather Roberts Lussier from Moore County Literacy Council drops off the gift of reading to your front doorstep. We don’t know which one we are more excited about, the new books, the opportunity to go buy new books at The Country Bookshop or Lily’s first LIBRARY CARD to the Sandhill Regional Library System. What a blessing to come home to. Thank you guys for spreading some sunshine during such stressful times! ... See MoreSee Less

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