Triangle South Literacy Works

Formerly Harnett County Literacy
(910) 891-4111

600 S Magnolia Ave Dunn, NC 28334


Considering making a donation?

Visit our GoFundMe page!

Triangle South Literacy is a busy place, but the memories are worth it! 

Visit our Donate or Tutor tabs to find out how YOU can make a difference!!


List of Our Programs

Adult Basic Literacy

Adult Basic Education (ABE) an adult learner develops reading, writing, speaking, math and/ or other basic skills including map reading, check writing, menu selection, etc. Read more...

English for Speakers of Other Languages

Improve your skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing English. ESOL classes can help you find a job, prepare for citizenship, advance professionally, and become more involved in neighborhood and community life. We offer classes at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. All classes are free of charge. Read More...

Financial Literacy

Financial literacy helps a student understand how money works in society, as well as: how to manage, make or earn money, how to manage finances, how to invest it and how and when to donate it to help others. Read more...

Computer Classes

We start with the basics, from turning on the computer to using a mouse and doing Internet searches. If you’re more advanced than that, you can learn Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The instructor may focus on composing business letters, resume building, and completing online job applications. The computer lab is available when the room is not in use, so registered students may practice a wide variety of learning software, including keyboarding skills, at their own pace. Read More...

Smart Phones – Android or iPhone

We help guide you through the menus, discuss various applications (apps), and customize your Smart Phone to your liking.


This six-week course is available to eligible students several times a year. Learn what it takes to become a US citizen. Coursework uses United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) materials to cover US geography, history, and civics instruction. Get prepared to take the citizenship exam.


Learn from basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percents all the way to Pre-GED/HSE math. Higher math includes Algebra and Geometry. If poor Math skills are holding you back from getting a promotion or entering a GED/HSE program, our tutors can help!

Speaking & Listening

Speaking and listening skills are important for ESL and lower-skilled Basic Skills students. Can they hear different phonics blends, or distinguish between “P” and “B” sounds? Can they reproduce the sounds spoken by their tutors? Proper pronunciation stems from how well the student hears and repeats the tutor’s words.


Current Fundraisers:

The 11th Annual Scrabble(R) Event is TSLW’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The money raised will allow us to continue to provide tutors and students with free materials. 

What could be better than getting together to play - or learning to play - the classic game of Scrabble(R)? 

     What does a Scrabble(R) Event look like, you ask? You will meet fellow players (or bring them with you) to play at Amateur or Advanced Level. Two half-hour games will be played. In addition, there will be:
  • Plenty of FOOD (please bring a dessert to share) and FUN

  • (Shhh!) A Silent Auction and Door Prizes

  • Raffle drawings for a Kindle Fire Tablet (1st prize) and $50 (2ndprize)

  • 50/50 Raffle

  • Scrabble(R) Winner Ribbons and Grand Prize Trophy

Cookbook and T-Shirt Sales

Support literacy by purchasing a Triangle South Literacy Works Cookbook ($5 at the office or $8 with shipping and handling) or T-Shirt ($13)!  The sale of one cookbook will fill a student's bag with paper, pencils, pens, erasers, calendars, and their first worksheets. A little money can go a long way!

If you want to order an item donate the cost to the Go Fund Me Page.  Email the director at with your information and we will ship it to you. 



Current Events & News

Our next board meeting is on 5/17/18, all are invited! 

Looking for a way to contribute your time to TSLW?  Wondering how your sponsorship dollars make a difference in your community?  Curious about the behind the scenes work that keeps us up and running?  Consider attending a Board of Directors meeting!  Our next meeting is Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:45am.  Please join us at 600 S Magnolia Ave in Dunn.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Recent Events & News

Thank you to all those who attended our most recent Zaxby's Night on January 11, 2018.  A portion of all sales was donated here, to Triangle South Literacy Works.  Thank you for coming by to show your support! 



From the Executive Director


We have officially changed our name to Triangle South Literacy Works!!  I am very excited about this name change which reflects moving into the future with the addition of Johnston and Sampson counties.  This will allow the agency to reach and help many more people with their literacy skills.  We expect to see a new level of growth in community connections in 2016!! Watch for media spots beginning in March.  


This larger service area will include making connections in the new smaller communities. All of our volunteers can help with this. If you are living in these new counties, please let us know of any new connections (churches, community centers etc.) that we might approach for potential students and tutors.  Contact me with any information that might helpful.   


This year’s focus is to strive to get our students jobs and further their education. Computer skills are an important piece of this. We will need more computer tutors to accomplish this. Can you help? Contact me if you are interested.


Sharon Syck