Welcome to LVA

Tutor and StudentThe mission of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta – LVA is to promote and foster increased literacy for adults who have low literacy skills or those for whom English is not their native language through volunteer tutoring. We also encourage and aid individuals, groups, or organizations who want to help adults read better through a community communications program. All our services are provided free of charge to anyone in the Greater Augusta region. 

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A Member organization of ProLiteracy

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

8th Annual Team SCRABBLE® Tournament!

Past SCRABBLE Photo 1Sunday, March 29, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

The Senator Inn, 284 Western Ave., Augusta.

Register as a team or as a single player. Single players will be matched with others to form a team of up to four members. Team registration fee is $50; individuals may register for $15.

All participants must register by March 21, 2015. A Limited number of walk-in registrations accepted.

Prizes Galore

Top Pledge Raiser: Two Round-Trip Tickets on the Downeaster with signed edition of Barns of Maine by Don Perkins

Raffle Prizes:

  • Rachel Ray 3 piece Casserole Set with signed copy of The New Maine Cooking by Jean Ann Pollard
  • Gift Certificate – Dragonfly Oriental Medicine, Manchester, ME – one session
  • Bottle of wine with decorative glasses
  • Barnes & Noble Gift Card with signed edition of Hull Creek by Jim Nichols
  • Dave Ramsay Financial Peace Book and Planner  (A road map to financial security)
  • $25.00 Pat’s Pizza Gift Card
  • Set of 5 vintage prints
  • Fresh Floral bowl – Augusta Florists
  • $25.00 Hannaford Gift Card and reusable bag
  • Lighthouse Wine and Seafood Market – $25.00 Gift Card

More information about this event is HERE…!

LV of Waldo County Offers “Learning about Literacy” Class

Literacy Volunteers of Waldo County is pleased to announce that it will offer a free, four-session class at Belfast Adult Education for those interested in literacy, reading and how to foster those interests and skills in others.  The class will encompass information about becoming a literacy volunteer tutor as well as tips, ideas and research-based information for volunteers who are actively tutoring or for community members who simply want to learn more about the development of literacy skills for themselves, a family or community member.  The class will be taught Dr. Wendy Kasten, Emerita Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in Literacy.

“Learning about Literacy” will be held on four consecutive Tuesdays, 7-9 pm, beginning March 17, at the Belfast Adult Education Learning Center on Waldo Avenue.  This class is designed for individuals who tutor or who desire to tutor adults who want to further develop their literacy skills to meet personal and career goals.

Wendy C. Kasten is Professor Emerita from Kent State University (Ohio) who began her teaching career in Maine at Searsport Elementary School. She has also taught at the University of Maine, University of South Florida, and Deakin University in Australia. She is the recipient of two teaching awards in higher education. She has co-authored eight books on literacy and literature topics, including two published in Turkish, and two translated into Mandarin Chinese. She has authored numerous articles, and been Associate Editor for the Reading and Writing Quarterly for 14 years. She has taught courses in children’s and young adult literature, educational research, teaching reading, teaching writing, and action research. She has traveled in 50 countries, worked with teachers in 12 countries, and advised graduate students from 16 countries who are mostly English teachers from foreign countries. She resides in Belfast.

FMI or to register for a class, (of if you know someone who wants help with literacy skills or who would who would like to volunteer in any capacity), please contact Literacy Volunteers at 207-338-3197 or Litvolwc@rsu20.org.