See where Blue Ridge Literacy is in the community with recent press coverage, events, and announcements!
BRL's Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The office is open Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. All learners, volunteers and visitors must adhere to the following rules:
Ring doorbell located at BRL's door to be provided entrance
We are requiring face masks/face coverings be worn in order to enter the building
Appropriate social distancing is required
No-touch temperature taking will be preformed prior to entrance
Please note, the Roanoke City Library is not open at this time.
Summer Semester Classes
May 4, 2021 - August 20, 2021
Registration is required for all classes! Please schedule your appointment by calling the office at 540-265-9339. We are offering
the following classes:
Online Citizenship Class (remote only)
Mondays at 6:00 PM
need an internet connection, using Zoom
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
In person classes (at BRL office): Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Remote classes (online): Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The same protocols listed above apply to all in-person classes. If you have questions, please call our office at 540-265-9339 or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 2, 2019
Salem is New BRL Director
That's right! Blue Ridge Literacy has a new Executive Director. Ahoo Salem is originally from Iran and has been involved with BRL since 2016 as a volunteer teacher. Read more here!
February 15, 2019
14th Scrabble Tourney
Growing Up in the Valley Magazine hosts BRL on morning show Living Local to talk about how we help adults learn English and our upcoming 14th Annual Scrabble Tournament
July 5, 2018
BRL is a Safe Space for All
BRL spoke with Lezla Gooden of WSLS10 about the effect that ongoing immigration policy changes has had on BRL and some of our refugee and immigrant literacy learners.
Immigrants in Roanoke
The Roanoker's May/June 2019 edition features three stories on the influence that immigrants and refugees have in our region, featuring a BRL Board Member. Check out the stories here!
February 8, 2019
Fundraiser for Literacy!
Did you see JoAnne Poindexter's article in the Roanoke Times about BRL's 2019 Scrabble Tourney Fundraiser? New location, catered meal, and lots of fun--all for literacy!
September 5, 2018
BRL and LVNRV on WFXR
BRL went on WFXR's morning show, Living Local, with community partner Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley to promote Literacy Month events throughout September.
March 8, 2019
Support Literacy Learners
We joined our friends from Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley to talk about our upcoming Scrabble fundraisers on Daytime Blue Ridge. Get in on the fun March 21 and April 4!
November 1, 2018
Small Business of the Year
BRL was honored to receive the 2018 Small Business Award in the Not For Profit: Micro category from the Chamber of Commerce. This award is given annually in several categories.