Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning



The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning empowers people to explore and express their voices through imaginative learning and the literary arts. An educational nonprofit, we are located in the heart of downtown Lexington on 2nd st in the original public library building in Gratz Park. We offer a variety of literary arts classes and events such as Carnegie Classics and the Kentucky Great Writers series. We induct Kentucky writers into the Hall of Fame and attract visitors from all over the country to our annual Books-in-Progress Conference.

In addition to our adult programming, we offer many classes for children ages birth-18 and serve over 250 kids in grades K-12 in our award-winning tutoring program that meets at the Carnegie Center and at two Title I elementary schools. We are always recruiting volunteers to assist our free Family Fun and Learning Nights, literary events, classroom assistants, and tutors to meet with the same child for 1 hour once a week. 

For more information on volunteering, please contact Children's Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator Erica Cook at or call (859) 254-4175 ext. 28. 
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