ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Improving the literacy in Muskingum County was a topic of discussion at Monday’s city council meeting.
Community Literacy Liaison, Cindy Lawyer, spoke with city council regarding a collaboration with the Muskingum County Literacy Council and the idea of promoting literacy in the area. The Literacy Council has a mission of providing resources and opportunities to promote literacy solutions for children, adults, and families.
“To make people aware of the opportunity that they have. Not only for children to have the opportunity to read, but also adults. Adult reading literacy is huge,” said Lawyer.
Mayor Jeff Tilton presented a proclamation to Lawyer during the meeting. The proclamation makes sure the Literacy Council is committed to Zanesville to promote reading. Lawyer said the proclamation represents literacy awareness.
“This proclamation just lets the community know that Zanesville is interested in literacy. So hopefully we can do some collaborations, we’ve already collaborated with a number of different agencies in Muskingum County. But we’re hoping that city council will also get involved with the literacy initiative in our area,” she said.
The Literacy Council will be hosting a family reading festival at the Colony Square Mall on Saturday May 18th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.