How You Can Help

Despite progress being made, literacy challenges persist.

Here’s what you can do to support the literacy effort:


Volunteer to be a tutor for a child or adult.

Read to Kids

Read to children at schools, libraries, and other community locations.

Help Seniors

Read to seniors who may be alone or have vision loss

Involve Your Kids

Read to your children. Ask your children to read to you.


Dedicate one-hour hour every day to family reading.


Create incentives for older siblings to read to younger siblings.

Get to Know the Affiliates

Donate time, treasure, talent to an SDCOL affiliated program.


Sponsor a school. 

Free Little Library

Build a Little Free Library in your neighborhood or restock the Little Free Library near you.

Got Books?

Donate new or like-new books for children in low-income communities.

Imagination Library

Donate to Dolly Parton’s “Imagination Library” program here.

Support Us

Donate to the SDCOL here.