Midcoast Literacy (MCL) currently serves residents of Sagadahoc, Lincoln, and Northern Cumberland Counties. The organization is the result of a merger of several smaller literacy organizations that existed in the region, beginning in 1970. Since 2004, with the addition of the Read With Me Family Literacy Project as an integral program, Midcoast Literacy has been advancing the cause of improved literacy for both adults and children.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a volunteer Board of Directors, a dedicated staff of part-time employees, and numerous volunteer tutors without whom we would be unable to improve the lives of those we serve. 

MCL is an affiliate of ProLiteracy America. We are funded through United Way, other private grant sources, and donations from local businesses and individuals.

On July 1, 2018, Tri-County Literacy changed the name to Midcoast Literacy to better identify the areas we serve.