Triangle South Literacy Works

Formerly Harnett County Literacy
(910) 891-4111

600 S Magnolia Ave Dunn, NC 28334


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. ESL 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 includes US geography, history, and civics instruction. Be 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.



Thanks to everyone that helped and participated, including those that donated and bought items, the yard sale is a success!

Also, we have some updated information for our tutors.  Head on over to the Tutor monthly report page to download the new documents.


Current Events & News

Updated Events!

We have updated pictures from the 2017 Scrabble Event as well as a few other pictures.  Come on over and take a look at the pictures.  If you missed it this year there is always next year, hope to see you there!

We have two dates to inform you off. They are both Zaxby's Night, March 23 and May 23 this year. Come by and show your support for TSLW!

 Medication education Mini-series

Hosted by Triangle South Literacy Works

Triangle South Literacy Works is collaborating with pharmacy students from Campbell University to offer the community medication safety and education classes. Classes will include topics on medication adherence, medication safety, insurance, and healthy eating habits.

Where: 600 S Magnolia Ave Dunn, NC 28334Days: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 PMDates:• Medication adherence: March 13th and 15th from 2:00-3:00 PM• Medication safety: March 20th and 22nd 2:00-3:00PM• insurance: March 27th and 29th from 2:00-3:00PM• Healthy Eating Habits: April 3rd and 5th 2:00-3:00PM

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Sharon Syck at 910-891-4111 or email at Please let your students know about this training and hopefully they can attend. You are also welcome to attend. Let me know if you or your students want to attend. 

We have some pictures from Sunday's IMMIGRATION CHANGES, a talk with USCIS Daniel Knutson.  Head on over to the Events to have a look.

We have some new updated news for those that wish to get involved. Head on over to the New Tutor Information.

We have two new newsletters, our Fall and Winter Editions. Head on over to the news section to check here, Newsletters.

New tutor training! New tutor training is January 7, 2017 at 10am to 3pm with lunch being served. January 7, 2017 also includes a Tutor Refresher training at 3:30pm.


Zaxby's Fundraiser Night!

Will soon be decided.  Check back often to find out about the next TSLW Zaxby's night!


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