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

Current News & Happenings

LCN learner MD receives her US Citizenship!

LCN learner MD receives her US Citizenship!

Winners of LCN's 2014 Trivia Night, the Google Dolls

Winners of LCN’s 2014 Trivia Night, the Google Dolls

2014 Celebration 5K Run Check Presentation

Proceeds from the 2014 Celebration 5K run are presented to LCN’s Executive Director Theresa Oliver by (L to R) Jonathan W. Dzedzy, Lauren Irizarry (both representing W. Norriton Twp.), Oliver, Jane Delaney (E. Norriton Twp.), William Plichta (Norristown Borough), Heather Henricks (E. Norriton Twp.)

Thank you to East Norriton Township, West Norriton Township, and the Municipality of Norristown for donating the $4100. proceeds of this year’s Celebration 5K Run to LCN!! 


LCN and the Norristown Salvation Army are partnering to offer


  • Where: Norristown Salvation Army computer lab, 533 Swede Street, Norristown
  • When: Beginning October 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM; classes will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 10 AM-1PM for ten weeks
  • Cost: Classes are free; small charge for books

Since January, the GED is all computer-based. To learn the skills you need to pass the GED, it makes sense to do it on computers.
Call 610-275-4183 for more information.

Thank you to all of the volunteers and runners that helped to make the Celebration 5K Run in Norristown a success! LCN is this year’s beneficiary.

LCN Volunteers

LCN’s volunteers for the Celebration 5K race on July 4th.

And here is an article about the Celebration 5K run in the Norristown Times Herald.

Thanks to those who participated in LCN’s 2014 SCRABBLE TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER  on May 31st! Ken Brown won for the second consecutive year; Elissa Topol was second. 


2104 LCN Scrabble Champion Ken Brown with Executive Director Theresa Oliver

LCN’s Executive Director Theresa Oliver was awarded the Living the Dream Award at Norristown Municipal Hall on Martin Luther King Day.

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.

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!

Check out Comcast Newsmakers’ video about LCN’s work in the community:

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.