About Us

Promote literacy in Marathon County (and surrounding areas)

Our Mission: Is to improve quality of life through literacy skills such as; 

 • Reading - Writing

• Math - Finance

• Health - Workforce

• Computers - English as a Second Language

We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to the adults and students who enter our program, no matter what level. Our services are directed to the individuals demonstrating the greatest need. We support and promote family literacy for all ages.

All of our services are offered at no charge to the public. 

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History of McLit


  Marathon County Literacy Council was founded in October of 1997. The Council represented a cross section of literacy providers, educators, and interested community members throughout Marathon County. Marathon County Literacy Council (MCLC) was created with a Board of Directors established in July 1998. 

Community Outreach

In August of 2002 The MCLC established a new, more centrally-located office in the downtown library of Wausau. This helped the Council expand its tutor base, update its tracking of student outcomes, and become more accessible to the community. The Council then was combined with Wood County Literacy Council to form the Central Wisconsin Literacy Council (CWLC) in 2011. The two Councils having worked together have found the area of coverage too large for one and agreed to separate, back to their own counties in 2017. 


2017,  The Marathon County re-established its’ self as the new nonprofit McLit, Marathon County Literacy Council.