September 8 is International Literacy Day. Join us at 11:15 A.M. at City Council Chambers on Sept. 8, 2015, for a proclamation of same.


It was fun: Scrabble Scramble Happy Hour!
, a fun happy hour featuring team scrabble, wine, soft drinks, and snacks.
Next one: November, 2015. We’ll keep you posted.

2014′s winners: TAMU-CC College of Ed, Books Ink., and Dr. Kirklighter’s English 3375 class.

A big thank you to Coastal Bend Community Foundation for their recent $7500  grant to CCLC.

We support the Early Bird Reader program. Their book drive took place March 28, 2014, at KIII-TV studios at 5002 SPID. 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 EBR program.


The most literate cities- yearly survey results. 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 the CCLC office.

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*
Thanks to the Coastal Bend Community Foundation for their recent gift of $5,000.

Find us on Facebook. Search for Corpus Christi Literacy Council.

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