Literacy Volunteers of Orange Athol ‘Celebrating Literacy’ open house April 29

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Published: 4/19/2019 9:45:27 PM
Modified: 4/19/2019 9:45:15 PM

ATHOL — The Literacy Volunteers of Orange/Athol (LVOA) will hold its annual Open House, “Celebrating Literacy,” Monday, April 29, from 5-7 p.m. at the Athol Public Library. The event will celebrate LVOA’s very own learners, tutors, volunteers and families, with good food and socializing.

LVOA Program Coordinator Louise Doud said, “For anyone who is curious about the Literacy Volunteers, or who may be interested in learning to read or speak English better, or want to find out about becoming a tutor, or would like to sew bags for LVOA’s Books for Babies program or volunteer in other ways, the Open House on April 29 is a great time to come and get to know the LVOA community. It’s free, and there’s food. Individuals can R.S.V.P. to the LVOA office at 978-249-5381 or email lvoa01331@gmail.com.

Interested people may also attend one of two information sessions at the Athol Public Library, Monday, April 22 from 3-5 p.m. and Tuesday, April 23 from 5-7 p.m., to learn about becoming a volunteer adult literacy tutor. The session will explain what it means to be a tutor and provide a taste of the free tutor training classes provided. Attend a session to receive your ticket to the Adult Basic Literacy Tutor Training course or the English for Speakers of Other Languages course that both begin May 7 and continue on May 9, 14, 16, 21 and 23. The last chance to attend a session before the training courses start is on Thursday, May 2, 5-7 p.m. To express interest contact Louise Doud, by phone at 978-249-5381, or via email at lvoa01331@gmail.com. Leave your contact information, including phone, address and email, and which session you would like to attend.

LVOA’s office is at the Athol Public Library, with office hours 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays, 1-5 p.m. Thursdays, and by appointment.

Literacy Volunteers of Orange/Athol provides free, private, and confidential tutoring to adults and youth ages 16 and older in basic reading and writing, and in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), through the use of professionally trained and supported volunteer tutors. Students are able to learn at their own pace and in the best way for them. In addition to free tutoring, LVOA provides supplemental services such as Books for Babies, a program to distribute children’s books to parents to encourage reading to their infants and to increase awareness of LVOA’s services. LVOA is affiliated with Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts and the United Way of North Central Massachusetts.


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