Welcome to LVA

Tutor and StudentThe mission of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta – LVA is to improve the reading, writing and related literacy skills of adults so each individual may reach their potential.

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A Member organization of ProLiteracy



LVA Hours: Mon. 11am-3pm, Tues. 9am-1pm, Wed. 9am-4pm, Thurs. 9am-4pm Fri. Closed


Occasionally we have to close if staff are attending community meetings, and a notice will be posted on the door.

Credit: Images licensed through Creative Commons by BooleanSplit, Liz West.

International Literacy Day – Sept. 9, 2017

Literacy Volunteers  of Greater Augusta (LVA ) is holding a special event to raise awareness of the importance of literacy in our community through celebrating International Literacy Day. International Literacy Day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1965 celebrating the 8th of September every year to emphasize the significant importance of literacy to individuals and communities. Our celebration is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Maine State Museum/Library Atrium  from 10am to 2pm and is free and open to all. Come meet Maine authors like Gerry Boyle and Paul Betit, learn about exciting happenings at Maine Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC), meet Maine storytellers and learn about Maine Humanities Council’s New Books, New Readers Program.  Books and fun for all ages.

Gardiner Downtown StoryWalk – July 28th

On July 28th from 3-5pm stroll down beautiful Water Street in Gardiner and join Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta and Gardiner Mainstreet for our second StoryWalk of the Summer….Start at Gardiner Library to get a checklist of things to find at the various participating merchants, things you read about in the pages of the book – get to explore old and new business downtown and have a family reading adventure. The book for this event:

My Name is Yoon is an inspiring story about a little girl who is trying to find her place in a new country. This event is open to all families, highlighting Gardiner’s welcoming approach to immigrant families in a way that respects all cultures.

Make it a full day and celebrate the Gardiner Waterfront by attending the Free Waterfront Concert sponsored by Johnson Hall at 6pm to 7:30pm.

2017 Story Walk Gardiner downtown