Literacy week is happening now! Kofi Anan (former secretary general of the United Nations) said literacy is a bridge to hope. In Corpus Christi you can bring hope to families struggling with reading issues by participating in some of the events and/or donating directly.

2016 September International Literacy Month  List of events
Wednesday, September 07th
Spirit Event at
Ritas Ice and Custard
Celebrity Scoopers!
Town & Country Shopping Center
5:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 08th
International Literacy Day
Thursday, September 08th
Dine In for Literacy at
BJs Brewhouse
5037 S. Padre Island Dr.
Must Have flyer- call us for one.
11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 08th
Literacy Night at Talbots
Lamar Park
Refreshments and Deals
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 09th
Sept. 9-14 online
Book Fair at Barnes and Noble Origami classes and storytelling.
In-store Sep.9, and at using code 11926904 from
Sep. 9 Through Sep. 14
All day.
Tuesday, September 13th
Proclamation at City Hall
City Council Chambers
11:15 a.m.
All the month of September
Half Price Books
Moore Plaza
Collecting Monetary Donations
All day
Online Donations
“donate now” button on left
Check Donations
CC Literacy Council
4044 Greenwood Dr.
Corpus Christi , TX, 78416



We joined Amazon Smile ! You can support literacy by shopping online. Go here: and then shop as usual. Is this awesome or what?

A big thank you to Coastal Bend Community Foundation for their recent grant to the Corpus Christi Literacy Council.

We support the Early Bird Reader program. Their book drive took place in March, at KIII-TV studios at 5002 SPID. If you missed the opportunity to drop off baby books there you can donate them at the bookery located at any City of Corpus Christi library branch. If you are unable to donate books directly, you may buy a book from this wish list and have it mailed directly to the Early Bird Reader program.

The most literate cities in the United States -yearly survey results from Central Connecticut State University. Where does Corpus Christi rank?

Imagine not being able to read… How would you use the internet… fill out a job application … communicate with your child’s teacher?

Millions of Americans cannot read well enough to get two facts from a newspaper article. Even in this day and age, one American adult in seven is illiterate. Fortunately, there are ways to escape from that situation. CBS News correspondent Byron Pitts looks at some personal stories of illiteracy, including his own.

The grand opening of the Ben F. McDonald library, 4044 Greenwood Dr, 78416, on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, was a great success. Here are some clips from the event.

The functional illiteracy rate in Nueces County is 17%. That is almost one in five persons. For a county by county description of the illiteracy rate in Texas, click here. The Corpus Christi Literacy Council has been teaching adults to read since 1986.

Nationwide, adult literacy programs are struggling with budget cuts. You can donate to the literacy council by clicking “Donate Now” on the left side of this page, or call our office. You can sponsor a program that will enable 50 students to get lessons on their phone ($800) or buy a workbook ($20). You choose how you will make this a better community.

Trivia Teams Compete and Have Fun


Trivia Night Was resoundingly fun on Jan. 20. You may remember that the folks working on the new future water park -Hurricane Alley- on Aug. 19 somehow disrupted the water pipes leading to the Ortiz Center, leaving the facility without AC or water. No flushing, no event in Aug. But we regrouped and still had fun. We hope to repeat the experience soon. How does it work? Click here to find out.

Teach the Parent, Reach the Child*
*The phrase, “Teach the Parent, Reach the Child” comes from the Adult Reading Center in Pearland, TX. When we help an adult learn to read, we open doors for the whole family.

Visit us on Facebook at Literacy By The Sea.

Corpus Christi Literacy Council is a member of the Executive Directors Council of the Coastal Bend