Local literacy program teams up with Stillman College
By WVUA 23 News Reporter Mackenzie Wanicka
A local nonprofit organization promoting literacy is partnering with Stillman College in an effort to get more people reading across West Alabama.
The House Tuscaloosa’s mission is to provide West Alabamians with an educational, musical and spiritual literacy learning center.
Organization Executive Director Lori Maxey said having books at home can increase the desire to read, but many people who may want books don’t always have access to them.
“There are students in this community who, because of transportation or finances, can’t even get to the public library to check out books,” Maxey said. “Having books in your own home automatically increases your reading because you can grab a book any time and read.”
The House Tuscaloosa is located on Stillman’s campus in the former president’s house.
“We have been in the process of updating this house on Stillman college campus which is the former home of the University Presidents… We have a few more things we have to do before we open to the public, but we will be a used bookstore and literacy center located in the heart of the west end of Tuscaloosa to serve this community specifically in the area of literacy,” Maxey added.
The House Tuscaloosa still needs help making their mission a reality. If you’re interested in donating or volunteering, you can click right here.