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Ulster Literacy Day Saturday September 23, 2023 

Ulster Literacy Day
Saturday 23 September 2023

A fundraising event to benefit the Ulster Literacy Association

The following participating bookstores will generously donate 10% of sale to Ulster Literacy on September 23rd.

Support ULA programs with each purchase


About Ulster Literacy Day: Saturday, 23 September 2023
Ulster Literacy Day aims to raise awareness of the need to increase the levels of literacy in Ulster County because we know that literacy transforms communities. • The event takes place at participating bookstores in Ulster County. Each bookstore will donate 10% of all the day’s proceeds to Ulster Literacy Association (ULA). These funds will go to support adult literacy programs. • Examples of ULA programs: • Individualized tutoring. • Tutoring at correction facilities. • Tutoring remotely. • Tutoring to families. • Tutoring in digital literacy. • This is the second of what we hope will be an annual event. The first Ulster Literacy Day took place in 2022.

Participating Ulster County bookstores:
• Inquiring Minds, Saugerties. • 200 Main St, Saugerties, NY 12477.
• OUR Bookshop, Saugerties. • 97 Partition St, Saugerties, NY 12477.
• Golden Notebook, Woodstock. • 29 Tinker Street. Woodstock, NY 12498.
• Mirabai, Woodstock. • 23 Mill Hill Road. Woodstock, NY 12498.
• Rough Draft Bar & Books, Kingston. • 82 John Street. Kingston, NY 12401.
• Half Moon Books, Kingston. • 35 North Front Street. Kingston, NY 12401.
• Inquiring Minds, New Paltz. • 6 Church Street. New Paltz, NY 12561. 

Board President Kristin Wenger:
Amy Lenard Executive Director:

Spring Appeal Message

Dear Friend,

At Ulster Literacy Association, we envision a county where everyone has access to life-changing learning. In April 2023, we re-established our Correctional Education Program at the Ulster County Jail after a three-year pandemic pause. With 70% of all incarcerated adults reading below the 4th-grade level (National Adult Literacy Survey), the need for our services is great.

Our creative writing, art therapy, and GED preparation classes have served over 150 participants to date and offer an opportunity for incarcerated adults to improve their literacy skills, prepare for their high school equivalency exams (GED), and have opportunities for transformative social interaction.

Our work at the Ulster County Jail furthers our mission to provide adults with personalized instruction in reading, writing, and English communication skills through one-to-one tutoring, small group instruction, and English classes.

Please consider helping us continue this work by contributing to our Spring fundraising initiative or by contributing your time as a volunteer. For more information, call 845-331-6837 or email

Join us in transforming our community through literacy.

Amy Lenard
Executive Director
Ulster Literacy Association 

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