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Spellebration 2023: The Realm of Reading

A Royal Spelling Bee This year’s regal spelling bee, the 29th annual Spellebration, was held on March 3, 2023, at the historic Hotel Colorado. Fifteens teams, spelling seventy-two words each, competed for the right to be crowned the spelling champions of Garfield County. The Royal theme was evident in all sorts of costumes in any […]

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Just a couple of hours per week @LiteracyOut

Just a couple hours a week . . . that’s all we ask . . . you can help change a life.  If you would like to volunteer, please join us at an information session Thursday, August 21 at noon to learn more.  For more information teaching an adult to read or speak English, call 970-945-5282. […]

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The Perfect Pair

by Terrie Drake   Eva Fitzwater is a storyteller. Tamami Sonoda is a listener. The tale they have created together is one worth hearing. Once upon a time, one year ago, to be exact, a young woman moved with her husband to a little town in the mountains named Glenwood Springs. Tamami and her husband […]

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Pitching in to make it happen!

Many people have donated time, money, and materials to make this project successful.  Gifts of time are priceless. A huge thank you to the many other important donors who have made this project possible!  Dan Becker with Becker Construction is donating all of his time for the renovations. Joey Sissom of IRBF, Inc. is donating his […]

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Building Renovation Passes First Inspection

On Friday, January 18 we passed our first building inspection with the City of Glenwood Springs!  Thanks Maria Claire Jacobi for engineering the project and Dan Becker for doing all of the “dirty work.” Literacy Outreach is relocating in late March to 1127 School Street in downtown Glenwood Springs.  For the first time in our 26 year […]

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Claire Jacobi and Glenwood Structural and Associates

One of the multiple partners that have made the renovation of 1127 School Street possible is Claire Jacobi. Maria Claire Jacobi, a structural engineer with Glenwood Structural and Civil, Inc., has donated countless hours visiting buildings and creating plans.  When things didn’t go exactly as planned, Claire redrew the plans! We could not have done […]

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Teo Prinster Learning Center

Carolyn Prinster in memory of her late husband, Teo Prinster,  has donated all of the funds to renovate the new building.  Leo T. Prinster, affectionately known as “Teo,”  is a past board member and board president of Literacy Outreach.  Literacy Outreach is grateful to have this opportunity. Renovations of the new Literacy Outreach interior begin. […]

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Literacy Outreach Receives Generous Gift

  Anonymous donor donates building to local nonprofit.  An anonymous donor has gifted Literacy Outreach with a new building. Literacy Outreach will open its new building in downtown Glenwood Springs in March, 2013. When the organization moves to its new building at 1127 School Street, the nonprofit will be able to accommodate all of its […]

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International Literacy Day – September 8

International Literacy Day Students at Literacy Outreach and 30 million other Americans struggle daily with the painstaking task of deciphering simple, yet distressingly important, messages.  With your help, we can teach local adults to read product and employee manuals, pill bottles, warning labels, job applications, ballots, school reports and their own children’s notes.  Literacy is […]

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September is Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month.  Please encourage your student to get a library card.  The  most important school supply of all is @ your library®–it’s your library card. Visit your local library today!  For more information about getting a library card, please visit the Garfield County Public Library’s website.

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