Address: 397 E CENTRAL ST. SPRINGFIELD, MO 65802 View Map
Phone: 417-616-0505

About Us


Ozarks Literacy Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission of raising awareness and promoting literacy through free services to adults and children in Southwest Missouri. Ozarks Literacy Council offers free programs, including Basic Literacy, Child and Family Literacy as well as Reading Advocacy. Through these programs, OLC provides free one-on-one tutoring and low-literacy prevention programs for school children.

Ozarks Literacy Council has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. Learn how you can get involved and become a volunteer  or become a tutor.

Donors, sponsors, and partners make it possible for Ozarks Literacy Council to encourage literacy throughout the Ozarks. Your support helps us provide free tutoring, books to schoolchildren, and low-literacy prevention programs. Making a difference starts with one willing individual. Your support empowers someone’s future through literacy.

Literacy Programs

Basic Literacy

Adults and children cann improve reading and writing skills through one-on-one tutoring.  Click here for more information.

Child & Family Literacy

Help to prevent low-literacy by fostering an early love of literacy in children.  OLC visits preschools and hosts reading visits at community centers and local events.  Click here to learn more!

Reading Advocacy

OLC strategically places books in the hands of children who need them most.  Click here to learn  more about the difference reading advocacy can make.