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!

Need Books?  Come to the Silas Bronson Library to learn about the

Summer Reading program, or visit a “Little Free Library” (thanks to Eagle Scout candidate Matt Lyons) at these sites to borrow books:


Waterbury Police Activity League (P.A.L.)

64 Division Street


Rivera Memorial Foundation

186 Cherry Street


Willow Plaza Community Center

60 Elmwood Avenue


Staywell Health Center

1302 South Main Street 


Join us:

Waterbury Reads Community Reading Rallies!


Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 11- 11:30 a.m.

(rain date is August 14th)

Farmers Market on the Waterbury Green

Visit with the Cat in the Hat, Mother Goose, and special guests.  Free books will be distributed from 11a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Friday, August 1, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

East Mountain Neighborhood Association Movie Night

“Frozen” begins at 8:30 p.m.

Choose a free book before the movie starts!


Thank You to our Waterbury Reads Sponsors and Partners:


Barnes & Noble


Bridge to Success


Elisha Leavenworth Foundation



Foundation of Jewish Communities of Western CT, Inc.



Ion Bank Foundation



Leever Foundation


Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury



Savings Bank of Danbury Foundation


Silas Bronson Library


United Way of Greater Waterbury



Waterbury Police Activity League



Waterbury Public Schools


…plus donors to the CCF 2014 Give Local Campaign



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. Call Vanessa or Tina 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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