Statement of Support: The Literacy Project

The Literacy Project supports the Trustees and staff of the Jones Library in their efforts to renovate and expand, to make the library services more inclusive and accessible. We are pleased and proud to be included as a partner in the Jones Library renovation plans. The Literacy Project shares a mission with the Jones of supporting reading and literacy. This makes the Jones Library a perfect home for our adult students who are typically nontraditional library users.

The Literacy Project is a small local nonprofit with classrooms in Amherst, Northampton, Greenfield, Ware and Orange. We offer free classes to adults in reading, writing, math, high school equivalency and college readiness.  Adult students work at their own pace in small, comfortable classes, with guidance from staff instructors and support from volunteer tutors. Students of all ages, from 16-76, study with The Literacy Project to reach their goals, whether it’s passing the high school equivalency exam, preparing for college and careers, or simply discovering the joy of reading.

The Literacy Project aims to keep the doors of opportunity open to all, to provide free access to education to adults who need a second chance to make a better life for themselves and their families. What better place to do this work than at the Jones Library.

Submitted by
Judith Roberts
Executive Director
February 24, 2017