The DeSoto  Literacy Council assists the residents of this and surrounding counties in Basic Adult Literacy and GED prep.


The DeSoto County Literacy Council offers tutoring for adults who want to increase their basic reading skills.  Every literacy student is given a diagnostic assessment in reading.  This assessment provides valuable information regarding the student's strengths and needs in the four components of reading.

The DeSoto County Literacy Council also provides a General Educational Development (GED) program.  The GED program serves students 18 years or older who have not received a high school diploma.  DCLC provides all necessary materials to prepare students for the GED exam.  We also offer computer classes to our students. 

All services at DCLC are provided at no cost to our students. 

About Us

Wanda Williams, Executive Director

The DeSoto County Literacy Council was established in 1981 by the First Regional Library in collaboration with area citizen groups.  The Literacy Council was established in an effort to provide literacy services to the residents of Desoto County and the surrounding areas. 

The Literacy Council is committed to improving the lives of individuals by partnering with local agencies including:  the Mississippi Community and College Board, Northwest Mississippi Community College, United Way of the Mid-South, First Regional Library, and the North Mississippi Literacy Alliance.

Contact Us

Get in Touch!

Desoto County Literacy Council

2601 Elm Street, Hernando, Mississippi 38632, United States

Phone: 662-426-2354
Fax: 662-298-1516

Class Schedule

Mon - Thurs 8:30AM - 12:00PM 

Tues & Thurs 3:00PM - 8:00PM 

We are CLOSED on Friday!

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