Summer Afternoon Party for New York Times Bestselling authors Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Kay Andrews

The Literacy Center will be the beneficiary again this November of funds raised at the Bluffton Book Festival. On Saturday, July 15th the BBF will kick off the celebration of reading and literacy with a Summer Afternoon Party for New York Times Bestselling authors Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Kay Andrews. Both authors will be personalizing their newest books, “The Bookshop at Water’s End” and “The Beach House Cookbook,” respectively. Spartina 449 on Calhoun Street is hosting the event and will donate a percent of proceeds to TLC and provide champagne and light snacks. Mayor Lisa Sulka will welcome guests and make opening remarks. The event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there! More


Burgers & Books

Thanks Charbar Co! “Burgers & Books” promotion on 13 Monday nights from March through May raised $5,000 to support adult and family literacy programs! They served more than 3,000 people during that time helping raise awareness of the community service TLC provides and the people we are so proud to serve.


Cooks & Books Celebration

Cooks & Books celebrated its 11th Annual Event on Sunday, March 5, 2107 at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa. The Celebration event kicked off with a “VIP Meet The Authors Champagne Brunch,” an intimate event that allowed guests to meet the authors one-on-one, purchase their books and have them personalized.. More


The McPherson Family Literacy Challenge

Thanks to everyone who made a donation to The McPherson Family Literacy Challenge Giving Day. The McPhersons matched every donation raised, DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR, up to $6,000 and helped us raise a total of MORE THAN $16,000! More


Shopping, Donation & Delights at J. Banks Design

J. Banks Design’s fabulous Shopping, Donation & Delights special event puts everyone in the gift-giving, holiday spirit. An even greater gift was the fact that a portion of the day’s sales — and proceeds from an incredible silent auction — were donated to TLC! More


Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Fair

Our annual Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Fair  at Barnes & Noble on Hilton Head Island is a great time topick up that book you’ve been meaning to read, find a last minute holiday gift and help raise money for adult and family literacy programs in our community. When you use the TLC Book Fair voucher that day, a percent of all in store sales benefit THE LITERACY CENTER! More


Jazz Brunch

Our exceptionally special jazz brunches at Hilton Head Island’s acclaimed The Jazz Corner are a deliciously fun way to raise funds for literacy. More


The Tucker Family Literacy Challenge Giving Day

Thanks to the generosity of the Tom & Carol Tucker Family, the first-ever Tucker Family Literacy Challenge Giving Day raised more than $29,000 for families with low literacy skills in our community! More


Cooks & Books Gala

The Cooks & Books Gala is an elegant culinary experience paired with an incredible silent and live auction to benefit literacy in our community! More


Community Breakfast

Held in December each year, table hosts invite friends to join us for this complimentary breakfast and the opportunity to meet students, volunteers, and staff. More

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Bluffton Book Festival

TLC was one of two literacy nonprofits to benefit from the first-ever Bluffton Book Festival. The festival, which was free to the public, took place in Historic Old Town Bluffton on Calhoun Street on Saturday, Nov. 19. The day-long event included author presentations, book signings, children’s activities, raffles and a “taste of Gullah” with more than 30 local authors. More

Meet the Authors VIP Party

A casual Lowcountry BBQ (with beer & wine) offered guests an unique opportunity to talk one-on-one with the guest authors participating in the Bluffton Book Festival. Hosted by Hilton Head BMW, the Meet the Authors VIP Party was held on Friday, November 18. As an added bonus everyone went home with an autographed book by one of the participating authors. Attendees were also automatically entered into a raffle for an opportunity to win a 3-night vacation at any Sandals Resort! More

Pat Conroy Signed Book Raffle

TLC offered a chance to win a signed copy of beloved Lowcountry author Pat Conroy’s “My Reading Life” during the Bluffton Book Festival. Special thanks to Follett for graciously providing the autographed copy. More



Miss La Isla Magazine Pageant

Congratulations to Becca Gelb who was named Miss La Isla on November 27. She’ll serve as a spokesperson for TLC during her reign. Becca, whose father Edward is a TLC tutor, is a Hilton Head High School sophomore.  More