Polk County's Literacy Resource Directory Literacy Directory 2nd Edition - Page 13

863-965-5475 EAST AREA ADULT SCHOOL eastareaadult@polk-fl.net www.eastareaadult.com Hours of Operation: Contact: Beverly Putnam Address: 300 E Bridgers Ave  Auburndale, FL 33823 8:00 am - 4:00 pm | Mondays and Fridays 8:00 am - 9:00 pm | Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays About: The East Area Adult School offers Adult Basic Education Courses to prepare students to take the GED. Contact: Jennifer Marshall        863-535-5635 |          info@edgetheatreco.org            www.edgetheatreco.org THE EDGE THEATRE COMPANY Hours of Operation: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm | Monday Friday About: The Edge Theatre Company is a new semi-professional theatre company headquartered in Bartow, FL, committed to storytelling and the art of theatre. We produce adult and youth theatre plays and musicals, workshops and camps, and radio stage plays in Polk, Hillsborough, and Pinellas Counties. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization. - Summer Camps are fee-based but scholarships are available - It is free to audition Did You Know! 1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning how to read. https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11- facts-about-literacy-america EXPLORATIONS V CHILDREN'S MUSEUM Contact: Kerry Falwell Address: 109 North Kentucky Avenue Lakeland, FL 33801-5044 863-687-3869 kfalwell@explorationsv.com www.explorationsv.com Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM | Monday - Saturday About: Explorations V Children's Museum provides a variety of literacy programs open to the general public as part of our day-to-day work or in workshops and sign-up based interventions:  - Daily storytime for Pre-K children as part of daily admission and memberships. - An annual Storybook Explorers summer camp for students entering or having just completed kindergarten who qualify for free or reduced lunch - A tutoring program for K - 12th-grade that includes SAT and test prep. - 2nd annual dedication of the month of January as Literacy Month where families will make their reading resolutions and the education staff publishes a 52-week reading list.