Literacy Center Wish List for Teachers and Tutors

Literacy Center Wish List for Teachers and Tutors

The first set of items can all be purchased on The total price to purchase one of each is approximately $105

  • 200 Dolch and Fry Sight Words Reading Word Flash Cards**
  • Appleletters
  • Bananagrams
  • Dolch Pre-Primer Sight Word Flash Cards**
  • Eureka Tub of Word Tiles
  • More Picture Words Skill Drill Flash Cards (Trend Enterprises)
  • Pairs in Pears
  • Picture Words Flash Cards (Trend Enterprises)
  • Star Right Sight Word Flash Cards – 169 Sight Words and Sentences With Two Rings
  • Trend Young Learner Bing Game, Sight Words

**We are in need of as many sets as possible.

Our teachers and tutors are also in need of the following items:

  • Dry Erase Board Markers
  • Lobby Trash Cans
  • Metro Bus Passes
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Reams of Paper
  • Staplers

Books and all other items that are donated may be recycled, re-donated, or sold to support our programming if we are unable to use them.

Omaha Gives 2018

Omaha’s 6th annual 24-hour charitable challenge is set for May 23. The giving begins at midnight with a minimum $10 donation and hourly drawings and prizes make your donations go further. So start gathering your circles and get ready for another great big give-together! We will have more information as we get closer to May 23. In the meantime, feel free to check out the Omaha Gives site!

Holiday Hours and Key Dates

The Literacy Center’s Spring Break will be from Monday, March 12 – Friday, March 16.

The Literacy Center will be closed on the following days:

Good Friday – Friday, March 30
Memorial Day – Monday, May 28

Last Day of the 2017-2018 Semester is Thursday, June 28

Graduation Date – TBA



Support Literacy with Panera Bread on November 14!

Join us on November 14th from 4-8 pm at Panera Bread on 78th and Dodge. Panera will donate 20% of the night’s sales to the Literacy Center of the Midlands!

Show a paper or digital copy of this flyer when you check out so that your meal will count!

Panera Bread is located at 7825 Dodge St nest door to Natural Grocers.

Celebrate Literacy on September 12th with Half-Price Books!

September 12th is Benefit Literacy Day and Half-Price Books in Omaha is celebrating by donating 5% of their sales from this day to the Literacy Center.

You can support the Literacy Center by visiting Half-Price Books on September 12th and buying your new favorite or an old classic. They also sell records, comics, movies, and children’s books. Learn more about Benefit Literacy Day and why Half-Price supports organizations like the Literacy Center here.

Half-Price Books is located at 12355 West Center Road, Omaha, NE 68144.

Community First Award Finalist!

The Literacy Center has been selected as a finalist for First National Bank’s Community First Awards for our contributions toward making Omaha a successful community!

We have a chance to receive a $10,000 cash donation – but we need your help. You can help us win by voting for us now and every day through September 8th. Let your friends and family members know too!

If we win the 2017 Community First Awards, our organization would use the $10,000 to develop a professional resource library for teachers, tutors and staff which will include educational texts and DVD’s to aid in the development and understanding of literacy skills. Additionally, we would be able to provide professional development to staff, teachers and tutors.

Vote Here!

Thank you for your support.

Downtown Rotary Grants Literacy Center $2,000 for Bus Passes

Yesterday the Downtown Rotary Club awarded $2,000 to the Literacy Center to fund bus passes for students. Transportation is often a barrier for students to attend classes at the Literacy Center. Many students do not have access to reliable transportation and must rely on public transportation to attend classes, the cost of which can be prohibitive. The Literacy Center provides free bus and Moby passes to students to help remove this barrier.

Thank you, Rotary Club, for investing in the education of adults in our community!

Make a Difference!

You can make a difference in someone’s life! The Literacy Center is looking for volunteer classroom instructors. For more information, call Pierre or Layla at (402)342-7323 and check out available classes in this flyer.

To learn more about volunteering at the Literacy Center check out our Get Involved page and fill out an application today!