Everyone Needs to Read

Whether it is a job application, a medical form or simply a child’s homework assignment, it can be difficult to perform many necessary tasks without knowing how to read. Adult illiteracy is a growing problem in Kalamazoo County, but by working together we can begin to teach and empower our community.

Kalamazoo Literacy Council Calendar

Click here to view the Kalamazoo Literacy Council Calendar, which provides information about both local and national events.

Ways You Can Help

  • Volunteer
    Give the gift of your time. Be a tutor.
  • Donate
    Money or materials. Both are appreciated.
  • Membership
    Get involved with the KLC.

News & Events


Check out the KLC public service announcements.

Literacy Connection Benefit

KALAMAZOO, MI — Coffee lovers can drink to adult literacy by attending the Water Street Literacy Connection Benefit on Saturday, October 1, 2016.

All day on Saturday, Water Street Coffee will play host to the Literacy Connection Benefit. Patrons will be invited to donate a $1 or more to benefit adult literacy.

Read and Seed Parent Literacy Program helps families learn and grow together

Parents will have the opportunity to learn and grow with their children this summer through the Read and Seed Parent Literacy Program that is being hosted by the Kalamazoo Literacy Council in collaboration with Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan.

Eastside Literacy Events – Creating a Culture of Reading

The Kalamazoo Literacy Council and Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity (KVHH) are partnering up to bring five “Creating a Culture of Reading” literacy events to the Eastside Neighborhood. The events are funded by the Newell Rubbermaid Literacy Grant. The goal of these events are to bring the community together, revitalize the neighborhood, and provide fun activities to promote literacy. They are also a part of KVHH’s Neighborhood Revitalization plan called Eastside Pride.