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Teenage artist designs holiday cards for Literacy Project

16-year-old Batesville artist Sarah Rudd's holiday cards, a benefit for the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project, are now available! $10 for a pack of 12 cards. There are 3 ways to place an order:

2011-12 AmeriCorps Volunteers


Batesville's hometown heroes inspire kids

Kids pose with local heroes in uniform“Hometown Heroes” was the theme for September's Family Reading Night at the Batesville preschool. A half dozen men and women wowed the children with their uniforms, then further impressed them by sharing about the important services they provide to our community and country. Grinning children posed for pictures with U.S. military members, a police officer, a security officer, and a firefighter.

T Tauri Film Camp Claymation Workshop Creates Literacy Project PSA

Batesville's own T Tauri Film Festival and Movie Camp has a variety of film related workshops for kids each summer. (And we can personally confirm that kids love these camps!) The 2011 claymation group did a short PSA demonstrating the benefits of being able to read. Enjoy!

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National Library Week Drawing

April 10-16 2011 is National Library Week. To celebrate, the Literacy Project will have a drawing for a $50 Wal-Mart gift card on April 30. Here are the rules:

  • Between now and April 30, your student must show you their current library card (from any local library - public, community college, college, etc.)

Literacy Project Seeks Volunteer Tutors in Sharp and Fulton Counties

February 8, 2011 - Batesville, AR -- The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project, a nonprofit that helps adults improve their reading and English skills, now serves Fulton, Sharp and Independence Counties. OFLP was founded in 2007 as the Literacy Council of Independence County, and in December 2010 expanded to include Fulton and Sharp.

New library book: What to do for Heavy Kids (English / Spanish)

What to do for Heavy Kids book cover

New in the literacy council library:

What to do for Heavy Kids (Qué Hacer para los Niños con Sobrepeso)

This is an easy-to-read book for parents of heavy kids. Heavy kids have a higher chance of having bad health when they grow up. It is never too late for anyone to make changes in their life. This book will help you and your family to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Seeking conversation group leaders!

We are seeking 6 volunteer facilitators to guide bi-weekly conversation groups, dubbed “Talk Time.” Talk Time presents an opportunity to meet and talk with people from around the world and to learn about other cultures. Volunteers facilitate conversation in a social setting, exchange information and experiences with people of other cultures, and help non-native speakers feel comfortable talking to English-speakers by creating a non-critical, accepting and informal environment.

Facilitators, working in teams of two, will participate in two 1.5 hour conversation groups each month, from February through July. The conversation groups will take place on Monday evenings from 5:00 to 6:30 at the Early Learning and Enrichment Center (elementary school) at 1900 Lyon Street in Batesville, AR.

To apply to be a Talk Time facilitator please review the job description below, then complete the TALK TIME VOLUNTEER FACILITATOR ONLINE APPLICATION.
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