Literacy Council of Norristown

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. –Chinese proverb

113 E. Airy St.
Norristown, PA 19401
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Literacy Council of Norristown - Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.        –Chinese proverb

Who We Are

The Literacy Council of Norristown (LCN) is a non-profit organization that can help adults improve their reading, writing, and math skills. We also offer help with English as a foreign language. English literacy skills are important in finding or keeping a job, helping your children with their schoolwork, or seeking further education.

We can help!

Current News & Happenings

Scrabbletiles Join LCN on May 31st, 2014 from 1-4 PM for its 2014 SCRABBLE TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER! Refreshments, prizes, 50/50 and Basket Raffles! $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Register here.


Our Trivia Night Fundraiser held on October 18, 2013 was a success! We would like to thank all of the players and community partners that supported our event.  A special thank you to the Teamsters Local 384 and their president, Mike Bonaduce, for their hospitality and use of their hall.  A good time was had by all!!!    We hope to see you next year.

    • LCN Cookbook 2012LCN COOKBOOK AVAILABLE! Get your copy of Food: The International Language featuring delicious recipes from around the world. Price is $10. if the cookbook is picked up in the office, $13. if itneeds to be mailed. To use your credit card or debit from your bank account, please click the PayPal button in the right sidebar.

Food For Thought


(Image courtesy of Adrianna Hoff / Norristown Times Herald; used with permission.)

The Literacy Council of Norristown welcomed volunteers, teachers, tutors, and students from twenty countries to their Annual International Dinner on Wednesday, November 14 at the First Presbyterian Church on Dekalb Street in Norristown. Attendees brought dishes native to their countries to share as part of the English as a Second Language classes and tutoring programs at the Literacy Council.


Vision & Mission

Our vision is to help create a community with an increased level of English literacy, and an organization enthusiastically called upon to provide English literacy improvement services without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.

Our mission is to empower those adults who seek to improve their reading, writing, and math skills, or who are learning English as a foreign language. Through a network of local volunteers, we provide one-on-one tutoring or small group classes at little or no cost to students in need.