Spring 2012 Tutor Training Series
May 4, 8, 11, 15, 18
6.00pm - 9.30pm 
Largo, MD

If you resolved to support your community more in 2012, this is the perfect opportunity for you! To become a volunteer tutor, select the monthly workshop series that is best for you and attend all five sessions to complete your training. Pre-registration, a completed tutor profile, and $30 book/registration fee must be received at least one day before the first session.  

To register online, click here. Please call or email Loreta Jordan at 301.699.9770 or ljordan@literacycouncil.org with any questions.

2012 Lifelong Learning Celebration & Graduation
June 28, 2012
Largo, MD

For sponsorship opportunities, click here.



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The Literacy Council of Prince George's County, MD, Inc.
6532 Adelphi Road, Suite 101
Hyattsville, MD 20782
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Friday 9AM - 2PM

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de · fine   verb \di-'fīn\
to discover and set forth the meaning of (as a word)

Dictionaries are powerful teaching tools in the hands of adults who are learning how to read; that is why the Literacy Council of Prince George's County is asking you to help us "raise" 125 dictionaries for our programs by the end of the year.  We launched our first Dictionary Drive on October 16, 2011  -- the birthday of Noah Webster, whom many consider the Father of the American Dictionary -- and are a little more than half way there with dictionary donations, pledges, and monetary gifts just two weeks later (November 1, 2011)! 


Please help us reach our goal by the end of the year. 

Whether you're purchasing a new dictionary or passing-down your own,
dictionary donations can be delivered or dropped off to:

Literacy Council of Prince George's County
6532 Adelphi Road, Ste. 101
Hyattsville, MD 20782

 If you would like to make a donation instead, please visit www.literacycouncil.org/give.


The Details of the Dictionary Drive

We are aiming to raise 45 Webster New Basic Dictionaries to establish two classroom sets for our Adult Basic Education Classrooms and resources for our one-on-one tutors. 

This Webster dictionary is uniquely designed to help beginning readers.  It defines  49,000 words that adult readers are most likely to encounter in newspapers and magazines, on job applications and product instructions, on advertising billboards and their children's school progress reports. The dictionary defines these words in clear, easy-to-understand language, using only words that are themselves defined in the dictionary, but never condescending to the adult reader.

Webster's New Basic Dictionary is available at Barnes & Noble and other retailers for $7.50.

We need to raise 80 Longman Study Dictionaries of American English to establish four sets to be used at our English Language Centers.  

The Longman Study Dictionary of American English is an invaluable resource for low-intermediate learners. The dictionary accelerates vocabulary development by highlighting academic vocabulary and content-area vocabulary across subject areas.

The Longman Study Dictionary of American English is available at Barnes & Noble for $23.47 and other retailers. 


Literacy Council programs are supported in part by funding from Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation,  and the U.S. Department of Education.

We are an equal opportunity employer, M/F, handicapped, veterans. We provide educational programs to all persons within our capabilities, regardless of gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation or handicapped status. Hearing impaired individuals may contact us through Maryland Relay system by dialing 711

The Literacy Council is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution is tax deductible for the fair market value. A copy of our current financial statement is available upon request by contacting the Literacy Council of Prince George's County, MD, Inc., 6532 Adelphi Road, Suite 101, Hyattsville, MD 20782. Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland under the Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401 for the cost of copying and postage.

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