Monday, March 25, 2013

Free Family Literacy Event... JOIN US!

Based on an award-winning title A Place for Frogs, author Melissa Stewart presents a fun, interactive program that focuses on frogs' amazing physical features and how we can help them survive.

 Wednesday April 24th @ 1pm (half day of school for ARRSD)
584 Main St Athol Town Hall - Liberty Hall (lower level)

Melissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than 150 science books for children. She has always been fascinated by the natural world and is passionate about sharing it's beauty and wonder with readers of all ages.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Annual Walk-A-Thon, Sunday, June 2, 2013

Our annual Library to Library Walk-A-Thon is set for Sunday, June 2nd at 1pm. Starting location is the Wheeler Memorial Library. Stop by our office for registration and pledge packages! We will host a pizza party for all walkers at the finish at Liberty Hall in the Athol Town Hall. PICK UP YOUR PLEDGE FORMS TODAY! Walk as a TEAM! Help us become more recognized as a staple in our community!

The Walk-A-Thon is often our largest fundraiser of the year, please help support the great work of our volunteer tutors and students!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Books for Babies!

LVOA is proud to announce that our Books for Babies program will be on going throughout the year!

Sturdy cloth bags filled with information on the importance of reading to children and a copy of one of our favorite board books, small toy, and valuable community information will be distributed free to young families at libraries and social service agencies all over the North Quabbin region this year.  Bags have been distributed to all of the local libraries as well as to various social service agencies in the area and will continue to be replenished as long as they are available.

If your agency would like bags to distribute to families, please call 978-249-5381.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

LVOA Earns TD Charitable Foundation Grant!


Literacy Volunteers of Orange/Athol has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation to continue its Books for Babies project!

Pictured: Marc Ostberg, Mary Anne Walker, Robin Shtulman, Tabitha DeHays, Leslie Witty, Kim Blake and Carol Clark.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Did you know?

Over 40% of the adults who try to enroll in ABE (Adult Basic Education) services each year cannot because there aren't adequate resources to fund needed programs in Massachusetts. (Statistic from the MA Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Sept. 2009.)

You can help!

Please consider becoming a volunteer tutor or making a donation to LVOA.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

We welcome your support!

Literacy Volunteers of Orange/Athol is supported in large part by our local United Way. If you would like to make a much-needed contribution, please contact the United Way at 978.249.2353 or Thank you!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

About LVOA

LVOA is an affiliate of Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts. LVM trains volunteers who provide free, confidential and individualized tutoring to adults in basic literacy and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

We provide student-focused tutoring in Basic Reading and ESOL for adults 16 and over. Please call or e-mail if you are interested in becoming a student or a tutor.