LIfe an Open Book at 72

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MURFREESBORO – When 72-year-old Cecil Parker was asked to write a love letter to his bride of 47 years at a marriage workshop, his heart sank. “I said, ‘Uh, oh, it’s not happening.’ I couldn’t do it,” said Parker, who was attending the workshop that was directed by his son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Jamie Parker.  (Read […]

Books Needed

Read To Succeed is in need of Preschool and Elementary age gently used books.  If you have books to donate, please email Amy Swartz ( or call 615-738-7323.  Thanks!

Tutor Training

TRAINING SESSION FULL:  Please check back for future Tutor Training sessions. The Adult Literacy Tutor Training will be January 22 and 29 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at the Lon Nuell Literacy Center.  Dinner will be served.  For more information, email Debbie Mankin or call 615-738-7323.

UNPLUG & Read!

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Join us for this year’s UNPLUG & Read,February 15-21, by unplugging from electronic devices sometime during the week.  You can pledge to UNPLUG here.  Feel free to tag Read To Succeed in any UNPLUG photos posted on your Facebook page  #readtosucceed #unplug&read.

Shining Star

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Heather Barker has been a classroom teacher for 10 years, teaching elementary, middle, and high school in the United States and Taiwan.  She is currently pursuing a doctorate in mathematics and science education at Middle Tennessee State University.  She plans to be a professor of education and has a passion for mentoring pre-service teachers. Heather […]