SUMMER HOURS (July 17 – 26, 2018)

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9 am – 4 pm

*Closed Friday through Monday and Wednesdays


The Literacy Center has been serving the tri-state for over 50 years!   We benefit the community by educating adults by improving their reading abilities, high school equivalency (formerly GED) preparation and workplace skills.  Our programs are funded by grants, individual and community donations, and special events.  We are a non-profit with a 501 c 3 tax status.

Our signature events are SCRABBLE Smackdown held each February on the fourth Saturday of the month and our online auction held in November.


The Literacy Center is dedicated to improving adult literacy and education thereby strengthening our community.


To create a community of lifelong learners who have the opportunity to flourish in all aspects of life.



We promote literacy and a love of reading. We see literacy as a pathway to opportunities that will result in a better way of life with fewer struggles. The Literacy Center strives to support every learner in becoming a self-directed engaged learner for life.


We treat our learners with compassion and as individuals with unique educational needs and talents.  Our staff and volunteers respect the confidentiality of our learner’s information.


We celebrate our community’s diversity and strive to ensure that all individuals feel welcome in The Literacy Center.  We strive to meet the needs and expectations of every learner.


We are dedicated to improving adult literacy in our community.


We are committed to joining forces with municipal partners to build an informed community where participation in civic life and education is open to all.


We educate individuals to enable them to live and work independently.


Our center is located at 3411 First Avenue in Evansville, IN.  Our office is in the “Plaza” at 3411-A, just two doors down from the Ivy Tech Bookstore. The Plaza building has a green tin roof. We only have a sign on the door. Though we are a separate organization, Ivy Tech State College-Southwest generously donates administrative and training space on its campus on the north side of Evansville.


We have been active in the Evansville community since 1966 and have helped thousands of men and women better their lives through literacy. Our volunteers provide a variety of services including confidential tutoring at no cost to those who seek to improve their reading and writing skills.

Please contact us if you need our services or know someone who needs are services, if you are interested in becoming a tutor, volunteer or donor…or if you simply have any questions.

Click here for a Students Story.