Our purpose in Washington County is to promote literacy by providing free individualized reading and writing instruction to non-readers and low-level readers, and promoting conversational skills to the non-English speaking community.


Would you like to help someone who is struggling with reading?

To become one of our Certified Tutors, you're required to

1.    Attend one of the following Orientations:
  • April 8 - Washington Co Library, Western MD Room, 100 S Potomac St.  6-7:30pm.
  • April 15 - Literacy Council of Frederick, 110 E Patrick St, Frederick.  7-8:30pm
  • April 18 - Middletown Utd Methodist Church, 7108 Fern Ct.  2-3:30pm
  • April 27 - Washington Co Library, Western MD Room.  6-7:30pm.
  • May 6 – Literacy Council of Frederick, 7-8:30pm
  • May 9 – Thurmont Library, 76 E Moser Rd.  10:30-noon.
2.    Follow the Orientation packet instructions to complete the Online Training at home.

3.    Attend one of the following Workshops:
  • May 2 - Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave, Hagerstown.  8:45am-4pm
  • June 3 and 10 - Literacy Council of Frederick, 110 E Patrick St.  6-9pm.

We can train you to be a Tutor!  
When you're ready to get started, just click the TUTORS tab at the top of this page, choose BECOMING A TUTOR and register.

Who We Are


The Literacy Council Tutor is a patient and caring volunteer who wants to help other adults improve their reading skills. If you can read and want to help others to learn, you can be a Tutor!


We currently have approximately 20 students in our Basic Literacy program and 18 in our ESL program. Here’s where you can learn how to become a student with us.

In The News

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In this section you can browse our Newsletters and Herald Mail articles.


If you’d like to contribute using your credit or debit card, please click the "Donate" button below. 

Helpful Links

These agencies are able to assist you with the following services: literacy, education, social, medical, jobs and many other resources.  Please click on "'Helpful Links' at the top of the page for more info.

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you!

Our office is staffed on Tuesday and Thursday from 11am to 2pm.  Please call us or click the link below to send an email.