York County Literacy Council Literacy unlocks your mind to the pathway of success

All About the Council

Sponsored by United Way of York County, The York County Literacy Council has been around for 40 years. They provide free and confidential classes to adults and their families across York County who are unable to read. As well as teaching English as a second language. Their goal is to empower adults and their families with functional literacy skills in English.


The York Literacy Council is located in two locations; York and Hanover.

York Office: United Way Building on 800 East King Street, York, PA 17403

Hanover Office: Guthrie Memorial Library on 2 Library Place, Hanover, PA 17331


York Office: Phone: 717-845-8719

Fax: 717-699-5620

Office hours are Monday: 8:30am – 5:00pm, Tuesday: 8:30am– 7:00pm, Wednesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm, Thursday: 8:30am – 5:00pm, Friday: 8:30am – 3:00pm

Hanover Office: Phone: 717-632-5183 x321

Office hours are by appointment only.


Become a Tutor

As a tutorial at the York County Literacy Council, you'll be trained in a 15-hour tutor certification course. You will meet with students weekly for 60-90 minute sessions at a public location. Being a tutor means you assist Adult Reading and English as a Second Language to students to improve their basic literacy skills by preparing lessons, giving homework, and encouraging your student through the learning process.

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Buck A Book

Educational Advisory

Executive (officers only)


Fund Development & Marketing





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To donate office or book supplies, click here for a list of supplies the organization needs.

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