Little Free Libraries
One of the most successful ways to improve reading achievement of children is to increase their access to books, especially at home. The Literacy Network receives thousands of donated books each year which makes these Little Free Libraries the perfect conduit to get books into the hands of children and families who need them most.
Literacy Hotline 513-621-READ (7323)
Adults, parents or students in need of assistance with basic reading, GED and English for Speakers of Other Languages can find the help and resources they need through the hotline. The Literacy Network can connect callers to over 60 provider agencies in 8 counties through the hotline.
Adult Basic Reading Program - ABRP
Free classes for adults who read below a 4th grade level. The classes utilize the Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory approach. Each candidate takes a brief screening to determine if this program is right for the student. Classes are held two times a week for two-hours a day. Call Liz at 513.621.7323 for more information.
Winners Read Tutoring
Help a child improve their reading! Become a Winners Read Tutor and volunteer 30 minutes a week or more at a local elementary school. We provide tutor training, background checks and placement. Tutors also incorporate Winners Walk Tall character building lessons into the tutoring sessions. Call Annie at 513.621.7323 for more information.
Children’s Basic Reading Program - CBRP
Offered at local elementary schools, the program utilizes the Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory approach to teach children with severe reading deficiencies or symptoms of dyslexia how to read. Classes for up to eight students are held one hour a day, four days a week for two school years. At the completion of the program, students gain an average of 2 grade levels in word attack skills. Elementary schools interested in this program should call Liz at 513.621.7323.
Winners Walk Tall
Provides children with essential character building lessons in manners and leadership, helping them develop a positive sense of self-esteem, respect for others, and the ability to make good decisions about behaviors that impact their lives. Winners Walk Tall takes place once each week in elementary school classrooms with a volunteer character coach leading the discussion. Call Annie at 513.621.7323 for more information.
Sessions are held the first Tuesday of every month (except January, June and July) from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tutor Training focuses on the five components of reading instruction and provides a manual and support materials to all tutors. Background checks are required. The Literacy Network will screen, train and place volunteers in elementary schools or in community learning centers that assist adults with reading. Click here to sign up or call Annie at 513.621.7323.