Families Celebrate Reading at First Literacy Event

“Cat in the Hat” (Maureen Fox of CAP) and two young readers enjoyed choosing books in the event’s book room. More than 1,000 gently used books were donated from the community to distribute at the event.

“Captain Book” (Liz Metzger, Director of Canastota Public Library) read stories to children attending CAP’s first annual Literacy Event.


Madison County Reads Ahead: Truett Named New Program Coordinator

(Madison County, NY – Nov. 2012) Madison County is fortunate to have lifetime local resident Tara Truett step up to lead Madison County Reads Ahead program. Pat Graham stepped down in September after a very successful tenure. Both she and past Program Coordinator Morris Atwood agree that Tara is perfect for the job. The transition […]

Madison County Literacy Coalition Ranked National Finalist for All-America City Award

(Madison County, NY – June 2012) On May 31 the National Civic League announced that Madison County is one of 32 communities that are finalists in the nationwide competition for an All-America City Award. Jay Dunn, Executive Director of the Madison County Literacy Coalition (MCLC) led the Coalition of more than 60 participants through the […]

Literacy Coalition Selects Dunn

First Executive Director is retired Morrisville-Eaton teacher from Eaton

(Madison County, NY – Jan. 2012) Retired Morrisville-Eaton English teacher Jay Dunn has been selected as the first executive director of the Madison County Literacy Coalition, a collaborative effort between education, government, social services and community agencies in Madison County.

Dunn taught English at Morrisville-Eaton High […]

County Officials Honored for Completing County Government Institute

(Wampsville, Oneida, Chittenango, NY) Supervisor Lewis Carinci (D – Oneida, Wards 4-6) and Madison County Board of Supervisors Administrative Assistant Mark Scimone of Chittenango were honored recently by county colleagues from across the state and the New York State Association of Counties for graduating from the Dennis A. Pelletier County Government Institute.

The ceremony was […]

Coalition Launching Search for Executive Director

Madison County Literacy Coalition

By Michael R. Drahos

(Madison County, NY – Oct. 2011) On Wednesday, the Madison County Literacy Coalition met to review its work from the past three years and launch its search for an executive director. The executive director will be responsible for providing leadership in the planning, implementation and evaluation of […]