About Us

Mission Statement

The Literacy Council of Reading-Berks helps people better communicate and contribute to their families, workplaces, and community.



As the Literacy Council of Reading-Berks celebrates its second half-century of helping our community, we are proud of what we have accomplished and are looking forward to what we can do. Because of our good work, all those who want to read can all those who want a high school diploma have one. Reading and Berks County is known as the reading capital of the world, and our dream of stamping out illiteracy is closer. We help many move forward with their lives.



Respect for all
Empower volunteers and staff to provide quality service
Provide a spectrum of literacy services
Develop curricula and services to respond to the changing literacy needs of the community
Implement innovative technology and techniques
Network to identify resources and partnerships
Guide all participants in achieving their goals