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.

Kalamazoo Literacy Council launches Sponsor a Match Campaign as part of national Day of Giving

The Kalamazoo Literacy Council is partnering with ProLiteracy, an international literacy organization, to support Sponsor a Match Day of Giving on September 25, 2015, part of the National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, celebrated this year from September 20th to September 26th.

Water Street Coffee Joint to host benefit to support adult literacy

Coffee lovers can drink to adult literacy by attending the first-ever Water Street Literacy Connection Benefit on Saturday, September 26, 2015.

Kalamazoo Literacy Council to hold its 2015 Annual Meeting

The Kalamazoo Literacy Council (KLC) is holding its 2015 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 26th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. This year, we are pleased to be hosted at the Ladies’ Library Association in downtown Kalamazoo.