What's New

Supplies for Students

Many of our adult learners do not have the means to purchase supplies that are useful in their tutoring or classroom sessions.  You can help by donating some of these items:

  • Ballpoint pens
  • No. 2 pencils
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Erasers
  • Water-based markers
  • Highlighters
  • Spiral-bound or composition notebooks
  • 3-ring binders
  • Loose-leaf notebook paper
  • CD players
  • Personal whiteboards with dry erase markers
  • Picture dictionaries (these come in different languages)

All items may be delivered to our office at 21 Maryland Ave., Suite 320, Rockville, MD 20850 (3rd floor of the Rockville Memorial Library). The library will validate your parking. 

Unable to donate items?  Your tax-deductible contribution is greatly appreciated.



Gift Giving Made Easy


Support the initiatives and work of the Literacy Council by giving The Gift of Literacy to your friends and family.  A ten-dollar donation buys one Gift of Literacy Card; a Gift of Literacy Package of 12 cards costs $100.00.  To order, please click here.  



LCMC and Amazon Partnership

Whenever you shop, use the Amazon search box, which can be found on most pages of our website. 


Each time you make a purchase, the Literacy Council will receive a percentage of the sale.  You must enter Amazon.com through the LCMC website in order for the Literacy Council to benefit.  Happy shopping, and thanks for your support! 



The Literacy Council is presenting a one-hour program and tour that will "open your eyes" to the state of adult literacy in Montgomery County and give you a first-hand look at how our organization helps adult learners achieve literacy skills for life. We also take our program on the road, so let us know if you'd like to schedule a presentation at your home, office, or organization.



New Literacy Council Video

If you weren't able to attend the WAKE UP TO LITERACY breakfast last year, you can still be inspired! Click here to view a video that was shown at the event.




Learn more about LCMC's 50 years of service.  Click here to read our 50th Anniversary Commemorative Booklet.







Tutors and students who meet in our tutoring rooms can now use their laptops and tablets.





Learning to Read at Age 52 -- LCMC Student's Autobiography is Published!

Photo by Dr. Bob Laubach 


Just five years ago, Milton Whitley wasn't able to read and he believed he was "unteachable."  His autobiography chronicles a difficult childhood, problems in school, coping with addictions, and the joys of his new life, which resulted from learning to read.  Today, Milton is living a life he never dreamed possible.  He is employed, serves as a mentor, advocates for adult literacy services, and is studying for his GED.  "I'm loving life," says Milton.  Congratulations to Milton and to his tutor, Mary-Ellen Friedland, who was instrumental in helping Milton achieve so much.


For ordering information, please click here.




i-Pathways Program


i-Pathways is an online program to help individuals prepare for the GED exam.  If you think you are ready for the GED test, you can take the Official GED Practice Test.  Click here for more information about the i-Pathways program and the practice test.



Language Lab Hours

The Language Lab is open for student use during the following hours when the LCMC office is open:

Monday  - Friday  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.