The Carroll County Literacy Council is located on the corner of East Church and Caddie streets in Berryville.
Dr. Sharon Sloan, Director of the Carroll County Literacy Council went to the Holiday Island Rotary Club meeting last week to talk to them about literacy, and the important role that the Carroll County Literacy Council plays here in providing services to adults and families that want to improve their reading comprehension.
Sloan, who has headed the Council for the last 18 months, said "I was really stimulated and enthused by the really excellent questions I got from the audience. Rotary is obviously a civic organization whose members know about the importance of reading."
Rotary International has supported literacy in the United States and worldwide for many years, a point made by Sloan in her remarks to the group:
"John Corcoran, who is the author of Bridge to Literacy: No Child or Adult Left Behind, is one among many champions of literacy that lauds Rotary's efforts," she reported. "He said that Rotarians are known both for their commitment to humanitarian goals and for their drive to achieve them."
At the end of the meeting, the Club presented the Carroll County Literacy Council a check for $300, and a member, Perla Talebi of Green Acres Assisted Living, also gave a check for $275.
"I am really overwhelmed by your generosity," Sloan told the group. "Rotary is such an exceptionally effective organization, and we are so honored that you have chosen to support us."
For more information about the services provided by the Carroll County Literacy Council click on the hypertext link above.