WCCD Adult Education to Hold Literacy Week Book Drive September 18 – 22 - Wallace Community College

WCCD Adult Education to Hold Literacy Week Book Drive September 18 – 22

The Wallace Community College-Dothan (WCCD) Adult Education department will hold a Literacy Week Book Drive on September 18 – 22 in celebration of National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. All book donations are welcome with no age restrictions on the materials donated.

Drop-off locations are available on both the Wallace Campus in Dothan and the Sparks Campus in Eufaula, and members of the public are invited to participate in donating. Books from the drive will be donated to age-appropriate childcare centers, community service organizations, and senior assisted living centers.

“Research has shown that individuals who read at a high school level tend to have higher incomes, acquire better jobs, and are healthier than those who do not read at that level,” said Barbara Steger, WCCD Adult Education Director. “Simply put, the ability to read is necessary to manage life effectively on a day-to-day basis. Our program wants to encourage everyone to take time out of their schedules and either read a book for themselves or to someone else. Reading is fun!”

Drop-off boxes for the WCCD Adult Education Literacy Week Book Drive will be positioned at the following locations:

Wallace Campus in Dothan:

  • Grimsley Hall
  • Heersink Health Science Building
  • Adult Education Building

Sparks Campus in Eufaula:

  • Building A

According to the National Coalition for Literacy, National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week raises public awareness about the need for and value of adult education and family literacy. Its goal is to increase financial and societal support for access to basic education programs for U.S. adults with low literacy, numeracy, and digital skills.

The WCCD Adult Education Department is dedicated to assisting adults who are interested in one or more of the following:

  • GED® preparation classes
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
  • College and career preparation
  • Academic support
  • Basic literacy instruction for adults learning to read

For more information about the Adult Education Literacy Week Book Drive, please contact Allison Williams at awilliams@wallace.edu or 334-556-2375.