The American Dream Celebration

Join our honorary chairs, Marcia and Jim Collett, for an exciting silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine & beer and music by Bill Peterson in support of The Literacy Center.  


The American Dream Celebration will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019, from 6-9 PM at Indigo Hall at The Club at Indigo Run. More.







Bluffton Book Festival

The Third Annual Bluffton Book Festival is set for November 15-17. The 2018 festival will once again feature a lecture series, workshops, and VIP Reception with featured authors over three fun-filled days. This year the festival has added a Keynote Address to be delivered by NYT’s bestselling author Sandra Brown. Saturday’s FREE all-day festival includes local authors, vendors, food  and a NEW Kid’s Corner!! 100% of the proceeds from the Friday night fundraiser event and a portion of the Saturday festival proceeds go to The Literacy Center & The Binc Foundation. 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. TICKETS TO THIS WONDERFUL EVENT ARE SOLD OUT! 




Benches, Books & More!
Join us May 28 – June 1 at the Art Center for an exhibition of hand painted furniture by local artists themed around 10 local Lowcountry authors. This week-long joint fundraiser benefits the Art League of Hilton Head and TLC and includes book signings and a chance to bid on the furniture. On Friday evening, June 1 a party will be held at the Art Center with wine, appetizers and the final silent auction of the furniture. Tickets are $10 per person and available here.





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

 In 2018, The American Dream Celebration will replace “Cooks & Books” due to several conflicting events in Beaufort County in early March and the schedules of participating authors. 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



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



Miss La Isla Magazine Pageant

Becca Gelb, named Miss La Isla in 2016, has served as a spokesperson for TLC during her reign. Becca, whose father Edward is a TLC tutor, is a Hilton Head High School student.  More