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Improving lives through literacy

The Ionia County Literacy Council is best known for its tutoring programs. Volunteer tutors are trained to teach adult learners how to read or improve their reading skills, improve their basic math skills, and/or learn English as a second language.

Tutoring is offered on an individual or small-group basis. Individual tutoring takes place in a public location -- generally a community library. Small group reading and math classes can be offered with a literacy council tutor at the Michigan Works! building downtown Ionia.  Email us at ionialiteracy@gmail.com 

The Ionia County Literacy Council works with local businesses to tutor those employees in the workplace who need improvement in their reading skills, which can help them perform better on the job, especially in situations where job skills in the workplace are changing.


Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to see the ways in which you can volunteer for the Ionia County Literacy Council.

We have added a tutor training form to this website, so that you can sign up to take a tutor training and submit the form to us electronically.

View our Calendar of Events, to learn when tutor trainings will be taking place, when and where ESL classes are being offered, as well as other Literacy Council related events.

For more information on tutoring or about the Literacy Council in general, please email us at ionialiteracy@gmail.com 


The Ionia County Literacy Council is a member of the Ionia County Great Start Collaborative.

The Ionia County Literacy Council is a member of the ProLiteracy Education Network.

The Ionia County Literacy Council is a member of the International Reading Association.

The Ionia County Literacy Council is listed in the National Center for Family Literacy directory. 

The National Literacy Act (Public Law 102-73, July 25, 1991) defines literacy as an individual’s ability to read, write, and speak English, and compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job and in society, to achieve one’s goals, and develop one’s knowledge and potential.

The Ionia County Literacy Council does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetics information, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Ionia County Literacy Council

301 West Main Street

Ionia, MI 48846