September/October 2022

From the Director

Dear Friends,

Summer is officially over, but it doesn’t quite feel like autumn yet. September and October are, in fact, still warm enough to enjoy time at the beach, perhaps
while reading a good book. As we enter our fourth year, Palmetto Literacy Council is proud of how our organization has grown since its inception. Currently, we have 40 students being tutored in our program with 15 on the waitlist. Recruitment of tutors is ongoing and volunteer training is provided to all new tutors. Volunteer liaisons ensure that any questions tutors have will be promptly addressed; our liaisons also provide our tutors with tips and strategies. Please contact our volunteer liaison facilitator Mary Ellen Lynch ([email protected]) if you are interested in exploring the idea of helping a young person achieve academic success through improved literacy.

Palmetto Literacy Council provides tutoring at the following locations:
Chapin Memorial Library
Horry County Libraries:
Carolina Forest, Conway, Surfside, Socastee, North
Myrtle Beach, Little River, Patrick Mobile Home Park
(adult literacy).

Aynor—children are waiting for a tutor. Libraries are not just places to check out books. There are so many activities to participate in: classes, book discussions, lectures, films and more. If you haven’t accessed your local library for more than books, you should visit soon to see all that it has to offer! Speaking of books, our monthly book club has chosen The Silent Wife by A.S.A Harrison for its October meeting. Sure to be a page-turner, this is how describes the novel: “Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of Gone Girl and These Things Hidden, The Silent Wife ensnares the reader from page one and does not let go.” Book club meets October 13 at 6 PM in our Surfside office. Hope to see you there! Sign up: [email protected].

On a final note—we are in need of volunteers to help out at our Charity Golf Scramble which will be held at Pine Lakes Country Club on November 14. Contact Polly Putorti [email protected]. See page 6 of the newsletter for information on the tournament. If you like to golf, this is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a game while supporting our organization. Please spread the word!


Dodi Hodges
Executive Director

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