Literacy Volunteers Of Washington County 2016-2017 Announcements

•Free tutoring available in Dennysville

Literacy Volunteers of Washington County is happy to announce new weekly hours at Lincoln Memorial Library in Dennysville where tutoring and/or online class assistance is now available. Free, individual study help can be found on a drop-in basis on Fridays from 1:30-4PM (726-5052). To arrange for a special appointment at another time please email lvwcme@yahoo.com.

•Literacy Awareness Workshops

Thanks to the generosity of the Maine Community Foundation, Literacy Volunteers of Washington County will be offering a series of Literacy Awareness workshops designed to evoke community interest in an invisible problem, as well as help attendees understand their own learning styles and strengths. Low level literacy is a generational fact in Washington County with educational surveys indicating that more than 38% of our adult population are unable to read with comprehension beyond a fourth grade level. These informative, two hour workshops will soon be scheduled at various public locations. Please contact your local library for more information about a literacy awareness workshop planned in your area or email the above address to request one be held for your organization. A twelve hour culminating certified tutor training workshop will be offered for participants wishing to extend their practical knowledge of adult tutoring methods for professional or nonprofessional purposes.

•Imagination Library looking for Preschool Children to receive free books in the mail.

All Washington County children between the ages of newborn to their fifth birthday are eligible to receive free books in the mail every month through Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Washington County. Parents or grandparents living in Washington County can sign up by mailing the child's full name, date of birth, gender, parent name(s), child's mailing address (as well as physical address if a PO box), phone number and parental contact email to LVWC PO Box 825 Machias Maine 04654 or by emailing the same information to lvwcme@yahoo.com.

•Dennys River Community Market a Summer Success for Elm Tree Restoration Project

 

A successful summer of market activity on the corner of Rt 1 and Rt 86 has established an initial funding source for the planting of elm tree seedlings in the Dennysville area in 2017. Many locals fondly remember the shaded tunnels once formed by towering elms arching over the town's narrow streets before being destroyed by the Dutch Elm disease epidemic in the early 1980's. Proceeds from table rentals and the ongoing support of Literacy Volunteers is spurring this renewal action. Any person or organization in the Dennysville/Edmunds area wishing to nurture a spring seedling for future generations please email lvwcme@yahoo.com.