Lifelong Literacy
Lifelong Literacy Center

 "The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”  --Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!  

Meet Read-It, Minnesota's reading and literacy mascot
Read-It often joins Commissioner Cassellius in her travels to schools and education organizations around the state. Join the fun -- follow Read-It's reading adventures on our website or follow him on Facebook and Twitter: hashtag #ReadItAcrossMN.

The Minnesota Department of Education develops and supports literacy programs for learners from birth through adulthood. MDE supports programs for English Learners as well as individuals with disabilities. It is our hope to make lifelong literacy accessible for all Minnesotans. You'll find a variety of resources and links to other sections of our website that support reading, literacy and learning.

Early literacy begins with the adults in a child’s life. Reading to children helps them develop language skills and starts them on a path to success in reading and learning.

We are never too old to learn. According to the 2010 American Community Survey of the U.S. Census, 10 percent (388,074) of Minnesotans over 18 years of age lack high school equivalency.  Minnesota’s Adult Basic Education offers free programming for adults throughout the state to obtain their GED or adult diploma, learn English, and build reading, writing, math and other literacy skills.


Literacy Resources

Adult Literacy Hotline to help adults find free classes near them.  Find classes on English language, GED, adult diploma, math, reading, career training, citizenship, college preparation and computers.  Use the link provided, or call 1-800-222-1990, or text 612-424-1211.
Minnesota Early Literacy Project - Working with local and statewide early education advocates to prepare preschool educators to help Minnesota children develop early literacy and language skills.

Minnesota Literacy Council - Life-changing literacy services for kids, youth and adults.