IRMO, SC (WLTX)- A Lexington-Richland District Five event has brought the importance of reading and literacy to the forefront for dozens in the community.
More than 100 people attended a family literacy event which included free books, hands-on literacy activities for children, workshops for adults on financial literacy, career planning, and other skill-building topics.
Palmetto Health, Midlands Technical College, Project Hope, the Columbia Housing Authority and other businesses provided information to attendees during the event.
"If we agree that knowledge is power, then literacy is the spring from which power flows," said Dr. Kathie Greer, director of the district's adult education programs.
Adult Education of Lexington and Richland Counties provides offerings year-round, including: Pre-GED, GED, WorkKeys, high school diploma, college and military entrance test preparation.