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Young fans of Chris Van Dusen, Maine children's author and illustrator, watch as he signs their books.

Literacy Tea Celebrates Reading for All Ages

By Mary Lyon on April 11, 2014, at 6:23 a.m.
More than 250 people attended the annual Literacy Tea on Sunday, April 6th at John Bapst Memorial High School. Volunteer designers decorated more than 30 tables using different children’s books as themes. Maine children’s author and illustrator Chris Van Dusen read his book The Circus Ship to an audience of …

Literacy Volunteers Needed: New Tutor Training Session Starts March 18th

By Mary Lyon on March 04, 2014, at 6:21 a.m.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Literacy Volunteers Tutor Training, 200 Hogan Road, Bangor, Maine For more information: Meredith Eaton; 207-947-8451; lvbangor.org/volunteer BANGOR, Maine — When adults don’t read well enough, one crisis can make their world collapse. A job loss, health crisis, divorce or move …
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Literacy Volunteers of Bangor Seeks Volunteers for Upcoming Tutor Training

By Mary Lyon on Sept. 09, 2013, at 5:30 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — It’s a stunning statistic: at least 20% of the adult population has trouble understanding written instructions, health information, and other printed materials. It’s a problem for all of us because low literacy skills are linked to lowered workplace productivity, crime, increased healthcare costs, and challenges in school …
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Literacy Volunteers of Bangor Seeks Volunteers for Upcoming Tutor Training

By Mary Lyon on Sept. 05, 2013, at 4:41 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — It’s a stunning statistic: at least 20% of the adult population has trouble understanding written instructions, health information, and other printed materials. It’s a problem for all of us because low literacy skills are linked to lowered workplace productivity, crime, increased healthcare costs, and challenges in school …
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Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary Donates $6,500 to Literacy Volunteers

By Mary Lyon on March 29, 2013, at 6:48 a.m.
BANGOR – On March 21st, the Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary hosted its 8th annual All That Jazz concert at Bangor High School’s Peakes Auditorium. Four area music groups –Bangor H.S. Jazz Band, Old Town H.S. Concert Band, Orono Jazz Ensemble, and Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras – entertained a crowd of …
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Literacy Volunteers Needed: New Tutor Training Session Starts April 1st

By Mary Lyon on March 11, 2013, at 8:04 p.m.
(Bangor, Maine) – Each day, 20% of our local community members struggle with daily literacy activities such as helping their children with homework and reading prescription instructions. Literacy Volunteers of Bangor is offering a chance to make a difference in these lives by tutoring Bangor area adults who need assistance …
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Literacy volunteers needed: New tutor training to begin Jan. 23

By Mary Lyon on Jan. 17, 2013, at 10:23 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Each day, 20 percent of local community members struggle with daily literacy activities such as helping their children with homework and reading prescription instructions. Literacy Volunteers of Bangor is offering a chance to make a difference in these lives by tutoring Bangor area adults who need assistance …
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Literacy Volunteers Needed New Tutor Training Session Begins January 16

By Mary Lyon on Jan. 08, 2013, at 1:32 p.m.
(Bangor, Maine) – Each day, 20% of our local community members struggle with daily literacy activities such as helping their children with homework and reading prescription instructions. Literacy Volunteers of Bangor is offering a chance to make a difference in these lives by tutoring Bangor area adults who need assistance …
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Become a Volunteer Tutor

By Mary Lyon on Dec. 26, 2012, at 2:57 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Tutoring an adult in reading or the English language only takes a few hours and week, though the positive effects last a lifetime. Literacy Volunteers of Bangor has announced its 2013 Tutor Training. The Winter Session begins 6-9 p.m.  Wednesday , Jan. 16. The Spring Session begins …
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Capehart Families participate in family reading adventure

By Mary Lyon on Dec. 20, 2012, at 2:50 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — On the first school day after one of the nation’s worst school shootings, nearly 100 families gathered in the Capehart neighborhood at the Davis Road Community Center in Bangor. Parenting adults accompanied their elementary school children and gathered as a community in support of their children’s early …

Become a volunteer tutor, give the gift of literacy

By Mary Lyon on Dec. 12, 2012, at 9:28 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Literacy Volunteers of Bangor, 200 Hogan Road, Bangor, Maine For more information: Mary Lyon; 207-947-8451; lvbangor.org BANGOR, Maine — Literacy Volunteers of Bangor announced its 2013 Tutor Training schedule. The Winter Session will begin 6-9 p.m. Wednesday , Jan. 16. …

Give the Gift of Literacy in 2013: Become a Volunteer Tutor

By Mary Lyon on Dec. 12, 2012, at 9:20 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 2:19 p.m. to 2:19 p.m. Location: Literacy Volunteers of Bangor, 200 Hogan Road, Bangor, Maine For more information: Mary Lyon; 207-947-8451; lvbangor.org Tutoring an adult in reading or the English language only takes a few hours and week, though the positive effects last a lifetime. Literacy …

Literacy Volunteers announces Tutor Training Winter Session

By Mary Lyon on Nov. 27, 2012, at 11:50 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Literacy Volunteers of Bangor, 200 Hogan Road, Bangor, Maine For more information: Mary Lyon; 207-947-8451; lvbangor.org BANGOR, Maine — Literacy Volunteers of Bangor announced its 2013 Tutor Training Winter Session will begin 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at United Technologies …

Literacy Volunteers announces fall tutor training schedule

By Mary Lyon on Sept. 28, 2012, at 11:08 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Literacy Volunteers of Bangor will begin its fall tutor training at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, and continuing through Tuesday, Nov. 13, at United Technologies Center, 200 Hogan Road. The course fee is $35; scholarships are available. To access a list of training dates and times, visit www.lvbangor.org …

Literacy Volunteers looking for help

By Mary Lyon on Sept. 19, 2012, at 9:19 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine —  For about 25 percent of our population, reading proficiently is difficult and sometimes impossible. Teaching an adult to read or speak English does not require an education degree or fluency in another language. It does require patience, an interest in learning about others, and desire to transform …
 
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