Literacy Delaware assists adult learners to realize their potential as confident, self-sufficient, and productive employees, family members, and contributors to their communities.

Decreased reliance on social services

Reduced crime rate

What we offer:

Basic Reading

English language instruction

One-to-one tutoring

Small group classes

Enhanced employment opportunities

Higher salaries and benefits

Improved quality of life for children

Increased ability to participate in childrens' education

Improved health and life expectancy

Benefits to Learners:

Increased tax revenues

Increased parental engagement and increased child success in school 

Lower health care costs

Benefits to Our Community:

Check out this video from Delmarva Life featuring Literacy Delaware Board Chair Carole Bailey!

Board of Directors

Want to get a personal view of what it's like to be an adult and overcome illiteracy?

View these two inspirational

ABC News feature videos.

"Living in the Shadows"

Click below to see what others have to say about Literacy Delaware!

Carole Bailey, Chairperson

Retired, Attorney, Chief Deputy Clerk Federal Court, Washington D.C.
Glenn Schuster, Vice Chairperson
Retired, Sales Representative, St. Jude Medical

Barry Stiefel, Corporate Secretary
Robert BaileyTreasurer

Retired, Internal Revenue Service

Dan Cruce

Chief Operating Officer United Way

Diane Frentzel

Program Manager, Delaware Readiness Team

Judy Mellen

Retired, ACLU of Delaware (Executive Director)

Dr. Annie Norman

State Librarian

Greg O'Neill, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, RN-BC Nursing Patient & Family Health Education Manager, Christiana Care Health System

Dina Sanchez

Owner and Senior Consultant, Tiempo Consulting


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Serving New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties

Wilmington Library

10 East 10th Street

P.O. Box 2083

Wilmington, DE 19899


Dover Public Library

35 East Loockerman St

Dover, DE  19901


Frankford Public Library

8 Main Street

P.O. Box 610

Frankford, DE, 19445


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