The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
251 West Second Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
(859) 281-1151 fax
Hours of Operation:
The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning empowers people to explore and express their voices through imaginative learning and the literary arts.
• Encourage active, critical, and creative learning
• Promote the components of literacy, including reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, & technology
• Provide educational opportunities for people of all ages and levels of learning
• Establish partnerships with artists, educators, and community groups
• Support and promote Kentucky writers and artists
• Engage the imagination through literary arts
• Preserve and enhance the historic Carnegie building for the benefit of the community
The Carnegie Center is a non-profit family learning center devoted to helping all citizens improve their quality of life. Our open-door policy invites people young and old to learn something new. We offer seasonal classes in Writing, Computer Literacy, graphic design, and Language; tutoring for students grades K-12; vibrant youth and family programs and exhibits, readings, and other arts-related events designed to encourage among Central Kentuckians an appreciation for all art forms and for learning in general.
Many classes and events at the Carnegie Center are free, and wherever low-cost registration fees are required, scholarships are available to help those in need. The Carnegie Center has long been a haven for writers, and we have built on that tradition to become a home to diverse groups of people who love to read, to discuss, to explore, to play, to create, and to learn. There’s something for everyone at the Carnegie Center, where learning lives.
WITHIN THE BUILDING
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“In the way that it can stretch a child’s imagination and foster learning, it is the biggest room in the world because it has the most potential to change lives.” --- Carnegie Center Executive Director, Jan Isenhour on the Family Learning Center
“I liked the informal atmosphere yet the knowledge and experience of the instructor” --- workshop participant
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The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.