WAUSAU — McLit: Marathon County Literacy Council Inc held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, November 8 to celebrate the organization’s new name and management team on the first floor of the Marathon County Public Library at 300 North First Street.

McLit’s objective is to improve the literacy skills and quality of life for adults and families in Marathon County and the surrounding area.

“Our door is open to everyone,” said Connie Heidemann, Executive Director. “The organization is looking forward to working with other stakeholders in our community. So far, we are working with the Open Door, Salvation Army and Community Corner Clubhouse.”

The Marathon County Literacy Council was started in 1997 and was dissolved in 2011 when it became a part of the Wood County Literacy Council. The organization was reinstated as a 501c3 in July.

The organization will host a free educational workshop for those who would like to better understand prescription drug labels. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 18 on the second floor of the Marathon County Public Library. For more information on McLit or to register for this event, visit their site or call 715-679-6170.