We are so thankful for the many organizations that partner with us. We work with many groups at the library. Some just come to use us as a place to meet. Some share resources and use our resources. Some view us as their home. See some of our partnerships in the menu.

Fulton County Literacy Council

Who is the Fulton County Literacy Council?

We are your friends and neighbors who want to help improve the literacy, math, and computer skills in Fulton County. If you want to increase your competency in any of these areas, you should get in touch with us as soon as possible.

The Fulton County Literacy Council’s Advisory Council is a partnership of the following organizations: The Fulton County Library, Center for Community Action, Employment and Training Services of Fulton County, Fulton County Partnership, Inc., and Fulton County School Districts.

What do we do?

We help adults who may have difficulty reading, understanding, or writing English or who need help with preparation for high school equivalency, basic math, and computer skills. Students are matched up with trained tutors.

Where do students and tutors meet?

You can meet at the library in McConnellsburg or at a mutually convenient location. You can customize your program to suit your needs. You can work out your meeting schedule with your tutor.

Why should you learn more about the Literacy Council?

If you need help with reading, writing, math, computer knowledge, or just want to brush up on your skills, the Literacy Council is the place to go.

If you like helping people, enjoy getting to know people in your community, are retired, or just want to get out, being a literacy tutor may be a role you would enjoy.

Join us to become a tutor or to further your learning.
Call 717-485-5327 or email
Training for tutors is online or by group.
Fulton County Literacy Council
227 North First Street
McConnellsburg, PA 17233
Like us on Facebook: @fultoncountyliteracycouncil

Literacy Resources at the Library


For New Readers

  • Laubach: The Laubach Way to Reading series is a four-level, time-tested method that has taught millions of adults to read. It is ideal for adult learners who have little or no reading skills and require a uniform, step-by-step approach to reading. Teacher’s manual available.
  • Challenger: Challenger is an eight-level integrated series that develops reading, writing, and reasoning skills through high-interest fiction and nonfiction stories relevant to today’s adults. Teacher’s manual available.
  • Placement tests are available for both series.

Pre-High School Equivalency: Often, students with the goal of obtaining a high school equivalency diploma lack basic skills needed for test success. These books provide the basic content and skills and strategies to get learners prepared for HSE level work.

  • PRE-HSE Core Skill books (Math, Reading, Writing Social Studies, Science); Math Sense series; Breakthrough to Math series (4 levels).
  • Hi-SET: HiSET exam power practice; HiSET secrets study guide : your key to exam success; Language arts for the HiSet test; Mathematics for the HiSet test; Science for the HiSet test; Social studies for the HiSet test; Basic skills workbook for the GED test, TASC, and HiSET; ScoreBoost HiSET (set of 7 workbooks on math, writing, English and thinking skills); The Official Guide to the HiSET Exam.
  • GED: McGraw-Hill Basic Skills for the GED Test; GED secrets study guide: your key to exam success; Writing for the GED test. 1, Grammar, usage, and mechanics; Writing for the GED test. 2, Reading comprehension; Writing for the GED test. 3, Extended response and short answers.
  • TABE: TABE test study guide: TABE test prep and practice questions for the test of adult basic education; McGraw-Hill Education : TABE : Test of adult basic education. Level D; McGraw-Hill Education TABE Test of Adult Basic Education level A math workbook.


  • Workwise series: The first three books in the WorkWise series teach key job readiness concepts and provide meaningful exercises to boost students’ confidence and get them job-ready. WorkWise will help your students explore career pathways, apply for jobs, create effective resumes and cover letters, apply strategies to have great job interviews, navigate new jobs, and more.

Puzzle books and workbooks for students to keep and write in.

Tutor resources: Teaching Adults: A Math Resource Book; Teaching Adults: A Literacy Resource Book; Teaching adults : a 2014 GED test resource book; TUTOR : a collaborative approach to literacy instruction

Audio+book Playaways: Titles include Hamlet, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Call of the Wild, Little Women, Murders in the Rue Morgue, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Pit and the Pendulum and other Stories, The Scarlet Letter, Wizard of Oz, Oxford Classics (leveled).

iPads and Laptops: Can be borrowed for use in the library by students and tutors or at your agency.

  • iPads have the following apps: GED Exam Prep 2017; GED Social Studies Prep Flashcards Exambusters; GED Science Prep Flashcards Exambusters; Practice test for the HiSET Exam Prep 2017; Khan Academy; Mad Minutes Mathematics; How to Get the Job You Want: Tutorial and tips; Deluxe Math Tapper; Math Minutes: Addition Lite; Financial Football HD; HISET Test 2017 Ninja Flashcards; BrainPOP; Sky Numbers HD; Smart Resume Pro: Resume Pro and CV Designer; Word Mover; Exam Vocabulary Builder.
  • Laptops have MS Office.


Tutor resources

Access to Learning Videos

This series of videos features real adult learners and tutors demonstrating research-based best practices for teaching strategies to improve reading skills in the four components of reading: alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

Pre-High School Equivalency

Computer Literacy (and other)

  • Contact Employment & Training, Inc. 717-485-5131 to get set up with Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment and Practice Sites. Through this program you can get certificates (with a proctored test) after learning various skills.
  • If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, Digital Learn has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.
  • For more than a decade, the program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games, completely free.
  • Basic Keyboarding Site
  • Visual assessment of computer literacy from basic knowledge to specific programs.

English Literacy

You will want to check out which has lots of free English resources. You may also want to try The Mixxer which matches learners in different languages with each other.

This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.


Friends of the Library

The FCFL’s mission is providing perpetual financial support to the Fulton County Library with assistance from a wealth management team. Meetings are twice yearly at 6 p.m., spring and fall, with occasional special meetings. Board members are volunteers and serve three-year terms.

Fulton County Friends of the Library, Inc. Board Members
Sarah Duvall
Cindy Fraker
Jamie Baker
James M. Schall
Pam Ott
Kathaleen O’Connor

The Fulton County Friends of the Library (FCFL), a non-profit group, sometimes has openings for new board members. If interested, please send a letter of interest with qualifications to FCFL, Fulton County Library, 227 North 1st Street, McConnellsburg, PA 17233, or email to

Family Place Libraries

Family Place Libraries are nationwide network of libraries that embrace the fact that literacy begins at birth, and libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families.

A proven change agent, Family Place Libraries transforms libraries into community centers for early literacy & learning, parent education and engagement, family support and community connectivity helping to ensure all children enter school ready and able to learn.

Learn more about Family Place Libraries™ on their website.

A Family Place Library is a resource for you!

  • A special area that’s user-friendly to parents and preschool children together with age-appropriate toys and books, resources for parents, and comfortable seating.
  • Parent/child workshops engaging preschoolers in educational play and creative activities while introducing parents to valuable information on speech and language development, child development, nutrition, physical fitness and movement, books and reading. Knowledgeable professionals give advice on being your child’s first teacher. Join us for Play Grow Learn and Play Grow Learn Plus!
  • Up-to-date collections of books, magazines, and other media to assist the parents, caregivers, and teachers of young children.
  • Staff members trained in Family Place Library service.

Please check with the staff at any Family Place Library to find out when the next Parent/Child Workshop series begins. Enrollment in each series is limited by space.

Fulton County Historical Society

The Fulton County Historical Society maintains a library housed at our library. If you are interested in using it, please stop by the front desk to fill out paperwork and get a key. Leanr more about the Historical Society, the awesome museum, publications and more on their website.

Libraries Connect Communities

Our library is a part of an effort to increase broadband internet access for everyone.

You probably already know that there are not a lot of options for high speed internet in this area. To get an idea of what is available, you can visit these resources: National Broadband Map from Broadband Now and Broadband Resources from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Both include maps which will allow you to determine how many providers there are in your area or what type of connection they use to provide service to your area.

If you do not have service or only have low-speed service, please consider filling out this form to help us gather information.

If you’re interested in acquiring broadband but are not sure if you’ll be able to afford it, check out the Affordable Connectivity Program. It is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.

PA Forward

Have you noticed the phrase PA Forward in our announcements and fliers, on our brochures, or on our social media? You are probably wondering what it means.

PA Forward is the Pennsylvania Library Association’s Literacies Initiative and it was conceived to give voice to what libraries throughout the nation are recognizing – that “with the right support, libraries are ideally positioned to become the community centers of information, technology, and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunity for all of our citizens.” Libraries are viable organizations that serve real-life needs and we can play a huge role in improving the quality of life in PA and elsewhere by providing the knowledge needed for success. To that goal, PA Forward has identified five types of knowledge, i.e. literacies, essential to powering success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy.

We have embraced the principles of PA Forward and are actively engaged in promoting this initiative. In fact, our efforts have earned us the designation of a Gold Star Library. We have reached the highest level! We are excited to be a part of this initiative because we know that libraries provide value to you and our community.

Our library participates in this initiative by providing programming from Preschool Story Hour to adult programming. We partner with the Fulton County Literacy Council to provide resources to increase literacy in our county. We are your source for books, magazines, audiobooks, and more about a wealth of topics and we’re here to help you access those resources.

Learn more about PA Forward at Thanks for your support!

Community Websites - Health and Human Services Directory

Fulton County Partnership, Inc Helpline and Health and Human Services Directory

“Your local connection to the services you need!”
1(888) 329-2376 (Toll Free)
(717) 485-6767 (Local)

The Fulton County Family Partnership, Inc. HelpLine is an Information and Referral Line. No matter what your need, you can call the HelpLine. We may not have the answer immediately, but if you leave a number where we can reach you, we will research your need and get back to you with as many resources for your need as we can find. There is no fee for this service, and you can call toll free at (888) 329-2376. We are “Your local connection to the services you need!”

You can also follow this link to visit the Directory which is a searchable directory that may have the information you’re looking for.

Voting in Pennsylvania

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