Auction is Closed!

You received an email from Auction Company and Marilyn Brenton if you were the highest bidder on an auction item.

Item(s) will be available for pick-up at The Literacy Center office at 34111 North First Avenue. We are in the strip mall in between Ivy Tech and Wendy’s. (it has a green tin roof. The bookstore and certification is the signage you will see).

Pick up at the office both days Thursday, Dec. 21 and Friday Dec. 22  from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. CT. If you cannot make any of these times and need your item before Christmas, please follow directions in your email to make special arrangements.

Identification will be required for pick up.  Please bring your driver’s license or a copy of your finalized invoice.  If someone other than you will be picking up, let us know and be sure they have a copy of your finalized invoice.

Thank you so much for supporting The Literacy Center!

Happy Holidays!

Thank you to all the businesses and individuals that made donations to the auction, we are filled with gratitude for your support!

We appreciate the following donors:
AMF Arc Lanes
Barnes & Noble
Café Arazu
Carson’s Brewery
Chuck E. Cheese
Computers Plus
Donut Bank
DoubleTree Evansville
Evansville Otters
Evansville Philharmonic
Evansville Yoga Center
Eville Con
Felts Lock
First Ave Car Wash
Flowers & More
Franklin Lanes
Franklin Street Pizza Factory
French Lick Resort
Fresh Market
Hernandez Photography
Hoops of a Feather
Karissa McDermott
Kathryn Nix
Laura Photography
Mike’s Car Wash
Milk & Sugar Scoop Shoppe
Old Chicago
Old Chicago
Olive Garden
Painting with a Twist
Patoka Lake Winery
Pet Food Center
Pet Food Center Groomer
Piece of Cake
Pizza King
Priceless Wreaths by Alex
Salon Professional
Salon Professional
Sarah Timmons
Shannon Aleksanders
Shoe Carnival
Snicker Doodles
Stephen Libs
The Literacy Center
Tin Man
Toys to Treasure
Victory Theater/ Ford Center
Walthers Golf and Fun
Yoga 101
Younique – Debra Talley


Giving Tuesday

Dear Friend,

The Literacy Center needs your help to continue providing literacy education to individuals in our community so they can live good, informed, independent lives.

Unfortunately, many of us take for granted our ability to read prescriptions, the newspaper, and even a ballot. Many of the adults in our community struggle daily to make sense of life without efficient reading skills.  Reading is fundamental to success in life and illiteracy diminishes the freedom to live life to the fullest.

The Literacy Center has been on a mission to improve adult literacy in our community since 1966. We offer hope and free confidential reading instruction to adults who want to improve their reading and comprehension skills. While many of our clients seek help for immediate goals such as wanting to be able to get a better job or get a driver’s license, the long-term gains are immeasurable.  As people gain literacy skills they better understand their health problems and can follow treatment procedures, they become empowered to provide a better life for their families, and they see new possibilities as productive members of society.  Many of our clients often tell us that they had not known where to go to ask for help before they walked in our door. Once they find us, they tell us that we have made a difference in their lives. Thelma is one of our greatest success stories. Please see the enclosed insert for more information and view her story at by clicking, “Students Story.”

Our challenges in improving our community’s literacy levels are as great as they have ever been, but with the generous support of people in our community, like you, we will be able to continue to help many of these adult learners live productive and satisfying lives. And, as area adults improve their literacy skills, our city and state benefits from an improved workforce and citizens who participate more fully in their communities.

Please show your support by making a donation today! Your support will make a life changing difference in the lives of individuals and families in our community. Send your donation in the enclosed envelope or feel free to donate with a debit or credit card online at

If you would like to learn more about our work at The Literacy Center, please call our office at 429-1222 or check out our website at We are grateful for your support and partnership in our mission to improve adult literacy and education in order to strengthen our community.

With appreciation,



Marilyn Brenton, Chair

Board of Directors

Welcome Kyla Wargel, our new Education Coordinator

We are happy to have Kyla Wargel as part of our Literacy Center team.  Kyla graduated with a Bachelors degree in Psychology from University of Notre Dame. Her previous experience is with the Office of Hispanic Ministry and the Aquinas Literacy Center in Chicago. She most recently has been self-employed as a freelance editor, writer and translator.
Kyla is teaching our high school equivalency classes on Tuesday and Thursday’s from 1:00 -4:00 pm and coordinates our literacy pathway program.  We look forward to Kyla’s input and ideas as we implement our strategic plan.