The more you read, the more things you’ll know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

– Dr. Seuss, author of children’s books

Reading Action Program

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization, with 1.35 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs across 207 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to sight preservation and community service throughout the world.

In 2012, Lions Clubs International, in conjunction with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced a new partnership aimed at promoting literacy around the world. This partnership will:

  • Mobilize Lions club members to read to primary school children and to raise awareness about the critical nature of improving early grade reading;
  • Recognize teacher excellence in promoting early grade reading through awards for schools, teachers, students and communities and other incentives;
  • Promote reading among young children with disabilities, particularly people with visual impairments; and
  • Assist USAID in reaching its target of improving the literacy of 100 million children in developing nations by 2015.

It is the privilege of the Elburn Lions Club to take action and promote literacy here in our own community. Please check back with us here on our web site and facebook for more information.

For more information

To help us, or for more information, please contact Lion Joe Kryszak at

You can also visit the Lions International web site for additional imformation: