Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati

635 W 7th St, Cincinnati, OH 45203
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Our mission The Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati champions the development of literacy in the individual, the family, the workplace, the school and the community by raising awareness, improving access, and serving as a catalyst for literacy efforts.
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Literacy Network uses chamber's restart kit

Literacy Network uses chamber's restart kit

Books Needed for the Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati

Books Needed for the Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati

Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati

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Ways to help

Literacy Tutor

Volunteer to tutor children or adults for 30 minutes a week and help change a life!
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings
Items we need now

Books needed!

Many of you are looking for ways to help our neighbors during this unprecedented time.  While we must be socially distant, we are eagerly anticipating days together again. We are working with our community partners to provide books to children through their meal distribution efforts and anticipate our blood inventory will be depleted shortly. While home, if you could please put aside any children’s books, we can coordinate conditions once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Thank you for thinking of those in need during this difficult time.
  • In-Kind Donations
  • Item Collection
Ways to help youth thrive

Winners Read Tutor

The Literacy Network invites volunteers to tutor students in Kindergarten-6th grade. As a volunteer, you will attend a two-hour training session at the Literacy Network offices, located in the Fox19 building in Queensgate. You will fill out paperwork for a Hamilton County background check and have your photo taken for a Cincinnati Public School volunteer badge. During the training, you will receive information on reading intervention and some suggested activities. You will also give the Literacy Network your availability and preferred location. We will work to match you with your preferred location and ask you commit at least 30 minutes a week. Once matched with a location, the school leads the way, connecting you with a student in need. Children are eager to have the one-on-one assistance with helping them learn to read better. You are a favorite part of their week and they are grateful for your time and energy!
  • Education
  • Elementary (5-10)
  • Same One Student
  • Academically at Risk, Low Income Household
  • Community Center, School
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Families
  • 1 School Year
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Weekday Mornings, Weekday Afternoons, Weekday Evenings
  • Moderate

Little Free Library Steward

A steward is essentially the caretaker of the Little Free Library (LFL). This person promotes the library and makes sure it is clean, inviting and fully stocked. Stewards must be 18 years of age or older, and have regular access to the library's location.

Stewards of libraries are asked to:

1. Participate in media coverage around unveiling/opening of LFL.

2. Work with the Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati (LNGC) on maintaining the unit.

3. Check the book inventory weekly to keep the LFL filled with books. Notify LNGC when additional books are needed.

4. Participate in at least one community activity in the first year of service, such as holding a story hour for kids or a book-centered gathering for your neighbors. 

  • Education
  • Elementary (5-10), Middle School, High School
  • Different Small Groups
  • Enrichment
  • Volunteer's Choice
  • Individuals
  • 1 Full Year
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Anytime
  • Moderate
How you help Let the Literacy Network connect you to an enjoyable, convenient, and immensely rewarding volunteer opportunity. It will amaze you the difference a little of your time can make in one person's life.
About us A shocking 400,000 people in the Greater Cincinnati area are illiterate. We are a nonprofit organization that serves as the contact center for literacy programs in the tri-state area. Our service area includes eight counties that works with more than 60 literacy programs. We also work with a coalition of more than 100 provider agencies and more than 50 schools to improve lives throughout the region.
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