The Ardmore Literacy Council was established in 1984 to help adults learn how to read using a one-on-one tutor-learner approach.
Their work is continued today by the New Dimension Literacy Council, which was established in 2008, and which works with people of all ages with both literacy and life skills, and focuses on group activities.
Literacy is defined as “using printed and written information to function in society, to achieve one’s goals, and develop one’s knowledge and potential.”
(2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy)
“Today, in Oklahoma, more than 400,000 adults can't read. That number represents more than 20 percent of our state's adult population.”
The New Dimension Literacy Council wants to change that. If you'd like to help, we'd love to hear from you.
Mary Finley, Executive Director
New Dimension Literacy Council
320 E Street NW
Ardmore, OK 73401
Located across the parking lot from the Ardmore Public Library.
Literacy Resources - Links
Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office
This site is dedicated to Oklahoma's outstanding local literacy programs, dedicated literacy volunteers, and exceptional adult learners.
National Assessment of Adult Literacy
A nationally representative and continuing assessment of English language literary skills of American Adults.
National Center for Family Literacy
Through groundbreaking initiatives, NCFL fuels life improvement for the nation’s most disadvantaged children and parents, helping more than 1 million families throughout the country.
LINCS Learner Center
Connects adult learners to online resources to learn how to read, get job skills and more. Provided by the Literacy Information and Communication System.
Read Y'all is a campaign designed to make Oklahomans aware of the need for literacy tutors and volunteers, to make sure people understand our state's literacy programs, and to promote reading throughout Oklahoma.