North Shore Bank Hosts Book Sale Benefiting Adult Literacy Center of Ozaukee County

Community invited to purchase gently used books to benefit adult learners


BROOKFIELD, Wis. – North Shore Bank today announced that its Grafton location, in partnership with the Adult Literacy Center of Ozaukee County, will host a book sale through Feb. 29. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Adult Literacy Center of Ozaukee County.

A wide selection of fiction and non-fiction from popular authors will be available throughout the sale, to be held at 2301 Wisconsin Ave in Grafton.  Prices are 25 cents for mass market paperbacks and 50 cents for trade paperbacks and hardcovers. All proceeds from the sale will go to purchase workbooks, reading books and testing materials for the Adult Literacy Center’s students.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 14 percent of U.S. adults between the age of 16 and 65 are functionally illiterate. The Adult Literacy Center of Ozaukee County works with people like this, and adults for whom English is a second language, to provide them with individualized educational services to improve their academic and life skills in order to pursue their personal, professional and life goals.

“North Shore Bank is proud to work with the Adult Literacy Center of Ozaukee County,” said Jon Coleman, branch manager for North Shore Bank’s Grafton branch. “We invite the community to come out, browse the books available for sale and support the Adult Literacy Center by purchasing one or two books.”

The Adult Literacy Center of Ozaukee County was founded in 1988 by members of Grace Lutheran Church in Grafton, who wanted to put their faith into action by providing free literacy services to the community. Volunteer tutors provide one-on-one instruction in English writing, reading, speaking and comprehension at the center’s main office in Grace Church as well as at local public libraries.

There are currently 40 active tutors who devote 130 hours per month to teaching. The tutors work with foreign-born students seeking to learn English as a second language as well as students seeking to improve their reading and writing skills. Volunteers receive training before they work with students.

North Shore Bank, headquartered in Brookfield, has assets of over $1.7 billion and 46 offices throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Wisconsin branch locations are in metro Milwaukee, Ozaukee County, Racine, Kenosha, Appleton, Menasha, the Green Bay area, Burlington, Union Grove, Muskego and Door County. The bank is the proud, multiple-year recipient of American Banker’s “Best Banks to Work For” Award and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s “Top Workplaces” Award. Locate a North Shore Bank office. You can also connect with North Shore Bank on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  Member FDIC.

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