We’re partnering with the Collierville Schools Elementary School PTAs for Family Literacy Day on Nov. 7. We’ll be there to share information about our programming and what it means to help every child read successfully. All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP so our PTA members have lots of materials!

Our ESOL students will have a potluck End-of-Semester lunch on Nov. 17. All are welcome! Please contact Sinaria for more information.

On Dec. 11, we will have a Pop-Up Reading from 10-12 at Carriage Crossing. We’ll read books about all of the winter holidays, meet Santa, and have hot chocolate.

Fundraising this Giving Season Our fundraising events allow us to serve the community, provide scholarships for students, and continue to offer community events. On Nov. 11 – Nov. 15, we’re having a virtual silent auction. You’ll be able to see some of the larger items at our office but bid online safely. More information and link will be available!

On Nov. 26 – Nov. 30, we’re hosting Round Up for Reading, where you can help us by simply rounding up your holiday purchases to the nearest dollar. You’ll simply register a card at the secured Round Up app, and authorize the app to round up purchases to the nearest dollar. So, if a purchase is 10.80, we’ll receive the .20 extra. It’s an easy way to give, and every few cents add up to supporting programming and services!

This holiday season, you also can order holiday cards on behalf of your clients, family, or friends, and share your passion for literacy at the same time. We’ll even hand-address and send the cards for you!

Global Tea – sharing teas and sweets from around the world Our ESOL students, staff, and volunteers came together to share teas and traditional foods from their home countries. Moroccan, Indian, Mexican, Columbian, and Palestinian foods and teas were some that we were able to experience. While teas and foods were different, we learned that teas and foods brought people together around the world.