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Join us on Saturday Nov. 21 to learn more about the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library free book gifting program for children aged birth to five years old. The program is being brought to Buncombe County by the Literacy Council of Buncombe County, in partnership with Buncombe Partnership for Children.

This event is the perfect stop for families in between the Holiday Parade and visiting Santa at the downtown JingleFest.

Free Kick-Off Event details:

Location: Pack Memorial Library
Date & Time: Sat., Nov. 21 from 1-2:00

  • registration for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

  • a book giveaway supported by Mr. K’s Used Books and a private donor

  • a bookmark making craft table

  • a pizza lunch and healthy snacks

  • puppets

  • library card sign-up

Learn more about the Literacy Council’s brand new Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program.

RSVP on Facebook.

Sponsor a child in the program with a gift of $85.


Learn what it is like to be a tutor or a student at the Literacy Council in the article: Mountain Causes, Asheville Citizen-Times Click here for a pdf version.     

Become a volunteer tutor! The next orientation sessions for prospective volunteers will be on November 4 at 9am, and November 5 at 5:30pm. Prospective volunteers should choose one of these sessions to attend. RSVP to

volunteer schedule


Read about an Augustine Student's improvements after a year of working with a tutor.

Read our letter to the editor in the Asheville Citizen-Times thanking all of our volunteers during National Volunteer Week.

Read about how an Augustine Project student's love of dogs helped him improve his reading.

Congratulations to Edith on passing the US Naturalization exam.

Congratulations to R.J., an Adult Education student, who was able to read a book to his grandchild for the first time.

Congratulations to Richard, an Adult Education student who has worked diligently and made huge gains.

Congratulations to Gina Poore, one of our very dedicated Adult Education students.

Read our tutor's story about traveling to Mexico with her student.

Meet our star ESOL student this year, Elena Zinchenko.

Read about the inspiring Jimenez/Hernandez family, a whole family of Literacy Council students!

Meet Jesus Hernandez, Augustine Project student.

Read our November e-newsletter here.

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