Holiday Village 2017

Read Muskegon’s Holiday Village was a huge success.  This year’s event was held at Covenant Community Church. Over 100 of our neighbors participated in 10 village stations that were designed to help build early literacy skills.  Santa made sure each child got a stack of books to bring home along with the ornaments and cookies they decorated.  Thanks to our friends at Read Early Read Often for donating the beautiful books!



Ribbon Cutting Marks Opening of Family Literacy Center

While Read Muskegon has been running programs from our new space at 26 E. Boradway since June, 2017, we marked the official opening of our new Family Literacy Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony in October.   Muskegon Heights Mayor, Kim Sims, and MAISD Superintendent, John Severson, spoke about the importance of our partnerships before the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce helped officiate the ribbon cutting.  We were thrilled to have so many members of our community join in our celebration.


Read Muskegon’s New Family Literacy Center Wish List


We are so excited about our new Family Literacy Center located at 26 E. Broadway Avenue in the heart of the City of Muskegon Heights. We have made so much progress with the getting our new space set up to accommodate those we serve. As we continue to organize, we continue to discover items that we are still in need of.

We  have compiled a “Wish List” of specific items that can be donated to help us make the space safe and efficient. Here are the items we are in need of:

  • Security Cameras
  • Classroom Tables and Chairs
  • Recycling Bins for paper returnables
  • Pop-Up Tent for Community Outreach
  • Door Buzzer System
  • Floor tiles and Indoor Floor Mats for main entrance safety during winter months
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Diaper Changing Table
  • 3 Large Whiteboards
  • Mobile Folding Wooden Book Storage Units
  • Dolly/ Carry Cart

To donate any of these items or if you have questions, please contact our Office Manager, Tish Williams at or by calling our office at 231-747-7273.

We would like to thank everyone for  your generous donations. We sincerely appreciate your generosity and support.


Experience Read Muskegon: A Conversation About Literacy



Join us at our new Family Literacy Center at 26 E. Broadway for a one-hour conversation. Learn how adult illiteracy is impacting our county. Find out how Read Muskegon is breaking generational cycles of illiteracy through customized programs that meet the unique needs of our learners. Tour our new location and learn how it will play a critical role in our mission.

June 22 8:30 am     June 22 4:30 pm

July 11 10:00 am     July 11 4:30 pm

July 20 8:00 am     July 20 5:00 pm

Aug 3 10:00 am     Aug 3 4:30 pm

RSVP to Tish Williams:    231-747-7273





Spring 2017 Newsletter

Our Spring 2017 Newsletter is all about our move to Muskegon Heights and the opening of our Family Literacy Center.  Click on the link below to read all about it!


Spring 2017 Newsletter

2016 Tutor Training Dates

Read Muskegon relies on volunteers to provide the majority of our services.   From 1-1 tutoring, to providing support in one of our classes, to helping at a family literacy event, there are a variety of ways you can make a difference.  You don’t need to be a teacher to volunteer, just a desire to help someone change their life through the gift of improved literacy.  We provide extensive training and ongoing support to all of our volunteers.


For more information, contact Sarah Klassen at 231-766-5040.


2016 Training Dates:

January 26 & 27

March 22 & 23

May 24 & 25

July 26 & 27

October 25 & 26

November 8 &9


All trainings are from 5:45 – 9:00 pm and are held at the Central United Methodist Church, 1011 2nd St., Muskegon.

An orientation is required prior to the training to provide you with a better understanding of our mission and the various volunteer opportunities.

Read Muskegon’s 10th Anniversary Celebration: A Decade in the Books

    Thanks to We Take Photographs for capturing our celebration, to Shelley Irwin for acting as our emcee, and to Hampton Green Farm and the Van Kampen, Boyer, Molinari Foundation for hosting our event and making sure over 95% of the funds raised during the evening will go directly to our programming.