Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury

Thank you for your
support of the
LVGW Annual Appeal.

Visit our "Donate" page to learn how you can help.

Check back to follow our progress!

This Summer: Remember to READ Every Day!

Visit the Silas Bronson Library to learn about the

Every Hero has a StorySummer Readingprogram.



The Waterbury Reads team wants to remind all community members of the importance of reading – especially in the summer.  Do you know of children who need books?  Come to a Waterbury Reads distribution during these community events and receive free books:


Brass City Farmers Market on the Waterbury Green

Thursday, August 6 from 11am – 12noon


East Mountain Movie Nights

Fridays: August 7 & August 28 from 7-8pm

East Mountain Park, Waterbury



A Call for Tutors
Discover how you can help local adults learn how to read, write, speak, and understand English. Our next training session will begin in Fall. Join us for one of these Volunteer Information Sessions to learn more:


Wednesday, September 9, 10-11:30 a.m.:  Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main Street South

Thursday, September 10, 10-11:30 a.m.:  Prospect Public Library, 17 Center Street

Thursday, September 10, 6-7:30 p.m.:  Silas Bronson Library Auditorium, 267 Grand Street, Waterbury


Call for additional dates.

Registration required:  Contact Vanessa at 203-754-1164

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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