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Valencia County Literacy Council
With Literacy and Justice for All

280 La Entrada   Los Lunas, NM  87031  (505) 925-8926  Fax (505) 925-8924


Noche De Estrellas:  Don’t miss Valencia County Literacy Council’s 11th Annual Talent Night and Chocolate Buffet--this year with professional Mariachi singer Veronica Villafuerte and folkloric dancers. March 16th, from 6:30-9:00 p.m.  Tickets are just $15 at 925-8926 or  Also available at the Belen Chamber office, the Belen Public Library, or MyBank. in Rio Communities.  We hope to see you there!  

Executive Director
Jill A. Oglesby
280 La Entrada
Los Lunas, NM 87031
(505) 925-8926
Curriculum Vitae

Volunteer Tutoring:
Call Cecy Rodriguez at
(505) 925-8935

BOOK Readers:
Call Lucia Acevedo at
(505) 304-8069


VCLC’s mission is to enable adults to achieve personal goals and very young children to achieve pre-literacy skills through literacy services provided to families free of charge.


We envision a Valencia County in which all residents have the literacy skills they need to achieve their own dreams.


BOOK stands for Books Open to Our Kids, and our goal at BOOK is to promote emergent literacy for very young children and also to help parents understand the importance of reading to their children.

Recent research indicates that reading to very young children is very important because it helps children’s brain development.  Dr. Lesley Morrow of Rutgers University, among others, has shown that literacy learning begins in infancy, and parents and caregivers need to provide a rich literacy environment to help children acquire emergent literacy skills.

Whether they are from upper or lower–income families, there is no dif

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ference when you compare the love that parents have for their children.  But, researchers have found that “the ratio of books to children in middle-income neighborhoods is approximately 13 books to 1 child, and the ratio in low-income neighborhoods is 1 book to 300 children” (Neuman and Dickinson 2006).

At BOOK, we provide new books to local medical clinics to give out to low-income families.  Volunteers from our community then go into the clinics to read to the children as they are waiting for their appointments. 


Want to be a BOOK Reader? Call Lucia Acevedo at
(505) 304-8069 or e-mail

BOOK Reader Job Description

Book Reader Directions

BOOK Reader Application

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