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Tri-State Literacy



Empowering adults through literacy

Mission Statement:

Tri-State Literacy Council is a volunteer organization working to raise the literacy levels of adults.


Do you want to read better? We can help!

We welcome adults of all literacy levels. Whether you are:

  • Learning the ABCs
  • Learning English as a second language
  • Want to obtain your high school equivalency diploma

Adult learners work one-to-one with a volunteer tutor. Tutoring pairs meet at least one hour a week in any public library location. Adult learners can also work toward their goals online.


The books, materials, and services are free.

If you are interested in enrolling in our organization, or would like more information please visit our office to make an appointment. We are located on the third floor of the Cabell County Public Library. You can also call at 304-528-5700 ext. 155, 156 or email at


Would you like to help individuals in your community? We can help!

Our organization welcomes volunteers who would like to help an adult improve literacy skills as well as numeracy skills. All volunteer tutors take a 12 hour basic literacy training course where they will learn different techniques and strategies to teach adults to read or to read better. Tutors can also volunteer to tutor in math.


Once a tutor completes training they are matched with an adult learner working on a literacy-related goal. Tutors meet with adult learners at least once a week, an hour each time at any of the public libraries.


If you are interested in joining our community, please click on the links below for a complete job description and tutor profile form. Complete the tutor profile form and send it back to our office by email,  You are also welcome to visit our office located inside the Cabell County Public Library.


For a complete volunteer tutor job description, click here!

For a tutor profile form, click here!



Join our community of literacy advocates that believe in the transformative power of reading!


Contact Us!

Tri-State Literacy Council

Telephone: 304-528-5700 ext. 155, 156

455 Ninth Street

Fax: 304-528-5701

Huntington, West Virginia 25701


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About Tri-State Literacy Council

Tri-State Literacy Council is a nonprofit volunteer organization. Founded in 1981 by Ruth Thompson, our organization helps adults learn to read, or learn to read better, as well as, improve numeracy and life skills. Major funding provided by United Way of the River Cities, Cabell County Public Library, West Virginia Adult Basic Education, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, as well as other grants and donations from the community.


For a list of Tri-State Literacy Council Board of Directors, click here.




We are a ProLiteracy member organization.