Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury

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Celebrate 40 years of LVGW during

International Literacy Day


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Monday,September 8, 2014

 11am to 7pm

The Grotto and Mrs. G

634 Watertown Avenue, Waterbury


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A portion of proceeds from Lunch, Dinner, and Gift Shoppe sales will benefit

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury

International Literacy Day brings our attention to the 800 millionadults worldwide who cannot read or write.  Your support will help LVGW provide free classes to benefit 250+ localadults from more than 25 countries who are improving their lives through literacy.


Dine In or Take Out.Reservations requested for parties of eight or more:

Call The Grotto at 203-754-0295.


A Call for Tutors
LVGW will host orientations to introduce members of the community to volunteer opportunities in adult literacy and English as a Second Language.  Interested adults may register for one of these information sessions by calling Vanessa at 203-754-1164 or email at


Wednesday, September 3, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.,

Prospect Public Library, Meeting Room, 17 Center Street, Prospect


Thursday, September 4, 6:00-7:30 p.m.,

Middlebury Public Library, Meeting Room, 30 Crest Road, Middlebury


Friday, September 5, 1:00-2:30 p.m.,

Depot Square Mall, Suite 213, 51 Depot Street, Watertown


Saturday, September 6, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.,

Woodbury Public Library, The Gallery, 269 Main Street South, Woodbury


Tuesday, September 9, 6:00-7:30 p.m.,

Silas Bronson Library, Auditorium, 267 Grand Street, Waterbury


Wednesday, September 10, 6:00-7:30 p.m.,

Ion Bank, Community Room, 87 Church Street, Naugatuck

About Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury, Inc.
Literacy Volunteers was founded by Ruth Colvin in Syracuse, New York in 1962. It quickly grew into a national organization with affiliates throughout the U.S. In 2002, Literacy Volunteers of America merged with Laubach Literacy to form ProLiteracy Worldwide, the largest adult literacy organization in the world.

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury (LVGW) began in 1974. As an accredited affiliate of ProLiteracy America, we are proud to be a member of a national and international network of community-based education programs. LVGW is located in the lower level of the Silas Bronson Library, Waterbury.

LVGW strives to meet the literacy needs of adults in the Greater Waterbury area residing in the following 14 towns: Waterbury, Wolcott, Plymouth, Thomaston, Prospect, Naugatuck, Beacon Falls, Oxford, Cheshire, Bethlehem, Middlebury, Southbury, Woodbury, and Watertown/Oakville.

LVGW offers free programs for adults:

  • Basic Literacy (BL) for adults who speak English but read and write at very low levels
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) for immigrants and refugees who need English instruction in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English
  • Family Literacy designed for parents of children in pre-school and elementary school.

LVGW is especially dedicated to building workforce and job readiness skills to build self-confidence and self-sufficiency.

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury, Inc.
Silas Bronson Library ~ 267 Grand Street ~ Waterbury, CT 06702
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Agency

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