How You Can Help


As more agencies seek out corporate donations, it becomes more difficult to get backing from area businesses, even when the issue is something as all-encompassing as literacy. Therefore the Bartholomew County Literacy Task Force is in need of individual donations. 

The Task Force has a variety of programs supported by donations.  While there are a few annual fund raisers, without additional help some of the initiatives are in danger of collapsing.  Every program provides children in the Bartholomew County area access to information, activities and books. The Task Force gives away more than 30,000 books and provides hundreds of hours of literacy-based activities every year.

Picture of mother with two children enjoying the tea at Irwin Gardens

If you would like to help spread the joy of reading to children in Bartholomew County you can help by volunteering your time at one of our many events or festivals, collecting and donating gently used books for the Book Express, spreading the word about our programs to others in the area, or sponsoring a child (or two!) in the Tots Reading Lots program. 

In Bartholomew County alone, 1 in 12 adults cannot read.  If you can read this article you have cause to be a friend to literacy.  Please don’t take literacy for granted. 

Become A Volunteer

There are many opportunities for you to make a difference in the community and help us reach our goals. We offer many different volunteer positions that utilize a wide variety of skills. Whether you prefer a long-term commitment such as becoming a Book Buddy or something short-term such as working a 2-hour shift at the Literacy Festival, we have a place for you!

To volunteer for a specific program or event, please see our How You Can Help section.