Literacy Center gets local kids hooked on reading

Literacy Center gets local kids hooked on reading

24 October, 2018

By PAT HILL [email protected]

There’s nothing like a dog to get kids to enjoy reading — and to be driven to excel. That’s how it is in Woodland Park at the Children’s Literacy Center.

A recent visit to the center, where the satellite location is the Woodland Park library, has kids excited about reading with Brandy, the Golden Retriever therapy dog, as the listener, true or not.

Children's Literacy Center receives generous gift of donated books for Book Lover's Day

Aug 29, 2018 Updated Sep 5, 2018

The Arena Athletic Performance Center’s Trevor and Kitsen Goldberg donated boxes of books collected at their National Book Lover’s Day promotion to Ann Sulley from the Children’s Literacy Center. The Arena is an athletic training facility for athletes of any age and sport. The Children’s Literacy Center, a free one-on-one tutoring program, depends on donations from Colorado communities. Photo courtesy of Kitsen Goldberg

Help a child read by volunteering with the Children's Literacy Center


Help a child read by volunteering with the Children’s Literacy Center


With fall approaching and new schedules and routines being set, I wanted to take a moment to tell you about an amazing opportunity for you to give back to our Tri-Lakes community in a simple yet deeply impactful way: reading with a child.

Children's Literacy Center featured in The Essential Kids Guide to Colorado Springs!

May 17, 2008 recently published their Essential Kids Guide to Colorado Springs featuring varying areas of interest for youth-oriented organizations and activities in Colorado Springs.  Children's Literacy Center, along with the great work of our volunteers and the amazing success of our students, was featured in the Education and Learning section!   You can read the full story here! 

Colorado Springs students say, I like "Green Eggs and Ham" on Dr. Seuss day

March 2, 2018

The Gazette, By: Debbie Kelley

Whether kids are having trouble getting the hang of reading or are pretty good at it, Dr. Seuss is at their service.

"He has rhyming words that are very challenging to your tongue - it's like a tongue twister - but it's easy to read," says 7-year-old Anabelle Fields, a second-grader at Wildflower Elementary School.

The popular author would have turned 114 years old on Friday, and schools, libraries, bookstores and literacy centers across the nation are marking his birthday with special events.

Walmarts donate almost $500,000 to Pikes Peak area nonprofits

Feb 25, 2018

The Gazette, By: Linda Navarro  

The region's Walmart Super Centers and Neighborhood Markets have the opportunity to donate to their choice of nonprofits closest to their areas. Add to that the Walmart State Giving Program, and almost $500,000 was awarded during a Southern Colorado Community Celebration dinner with Market Manager Jon Ball on Feb. 16 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

Receiving grants and the presenting stores: