Mission Statement:
The Eastern Shore Literacy Association promotes a literate society by bringing together a network of people dedicated to sharing knowledge and information about literacy through programs and services.


  • To promote literacy throughout the Lower Eastern Shore Counties (Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester).
  • To encourage a habit of life-long reading.
  • To foster mutual understanding and cooperative work among educators.
  • To provide high quality professional development.


  • Provide books for children and young adults.
  • Serve as literacy leaders between all schools and organization on the Lower Eastern Shore
  • Build community partnerships and support local membership