The DeSoto  Literacy Council assists the residents of this and surrounding counties with Basic Adult Literacy and GED/HiSet preparation.


The DeSoto County Literacy Council (DCLC) 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.


DCLC provides GED/HiSet preparatory classes in anticipation of students taking the exams. The GED/HiSet programs serve students 17 years or older who have not received a high school diploma. DCLC provides all necessary materials to prepare students for the GED/HiSet exams. 

All services at DCLC are provided at no cost to the 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.

Currently Serving Board Members

Wanda Williams, Executive Director

April Hollifield-Scott, President

Bettye Taylor, President-Elect

Dee Thompson, Secretary

Kandi Tippit, Treasurer

Patti Denison, Council Member

Judy Wade, Council Member

Tom Green, Council Member

Vicki Wallace, Council Member

Kay Robinson, Council Member

Contact Us

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Desoto County Literacy Council

2601 Elm Street, Hernando, Mississippi 38632, United States

Phone: 662-429-2354 Fax: 662-298-1516 Facebook:

Class Schedule

Mon - Thurs 8AM - 12PM 

Tues & Thurs 3PM - 8PM 

No classes on Friday, appointments only.