Coventry Public Library

Educate, Entertain, Enrich

Literacy Volunteers of Kent County



Office Hours

Monday     11:00 am - 7:00 pm                                                                                                                       
Tuesday      9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday  9:00 am - 5:00 pm                                           
Thursday   11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Kathy Gray - Program Director
Robin Leroux - Office Assistant

Serving Our Community For Over 30 Years

Literacy Volunteers of Kent County, Inc. (LVKC) is a nationally accredited adult literacy program that has been serving area families since 1980.  The program, housed in Coventry Public Library, is a non-profit organization affiliated with ProLiteracy, based in Syracuse, New York.  ProLiteracy was formed in 2002 by the merger of Literacy Volunteers of America and Laubach Literacy International.

LVKC trains volunteers to tutor adults whose limited English literacy skills prevent them from functioning effectively in their homes, workplaces, and communities.

The program offers free, confidential, one-to-one tutoring to adults  18 years & older, and to youths 16 years & older who are not enrolled in a traditional academic program.

Prospective students read at or below the 6th grade level (Basic Literacy students) and are adults whose first language is not English (English Language Learners/ESL). 

If you or someone you know would like more information on how to become a tutor, or to enroll in the program, call (401)822-9103 or send an email to  

Find us on Facebook:   LiteracyVolunteersKentCounty

Find us on Twitter:      @lvkc1




Thank You to Our Generous Donors!

Amy (Mai Fei) Chen (Lee)

Annette Carpenter

April Matthias

Barbara Bridge

Bernardine DiOrio

Bill Rogers

Candita Gerzevitz         

Cheryl Kane

Dana DelBonis

Deborah Barchi

Donna Miller

Donna Saulino

Donna Sherman

Dorothy Brindamour  

Evelyn Kokolsky

Evelyn Osborne

Frank Joseph

Georg Sommerer

Glenford Shibley

Helen Zhong

Jerry Young

Jerry Tartarian

Julie Lang

Katherine Bian Yao

Katherine Patenaude

Keith Lau (Han Palace)

Kim Pike

Lee Crowley

Linda Matthewson

Lisa Tomasso

Lynn Blanchette

Marjory Myers

Mark McKenney

Mary Holleran

Michael McCarty

Mitchell LeBelle

Nancy Abood

Nancy Nester

Nicole Wholean

Norman Reels

Pat Manire

Rick & Sue Campbell

Robert Haiken

Rosemary Graves

Sandra Farnum

Sandy Dupree

Sharon Vesey

Stephanie Eddleston

Tamae Ishihara

Wen Wen (Dolly) Mai

Winston Quintero Moreira

Yao (Katherine) Bian


Bead Sting

Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home

Chocolate Delicacy

Concordia Manufacturing

Cornerstone of Faith United

Coventry Public Library

East Greenwich Free Library

Greenwich Bay Women’s Club

Han Palace

National Grid

Ocean State Charities Trust

Pawtucket Credit Union

Pawtuxet Valley Rotary

Rhode Island State Senate

Roch Realty & Appraisal Co

Shriners of Rhode Island


Tiffany Printing Co.

United Way



Warwick Rotary

Wish You Well Foundation







«Silent Auction Contributors«


« Rose Brill «Sandy Cabral Designs «


« Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard « Cowessett Inn «


« Garden Zen « Joan Giusti «Frank Joseph «


« Robin Kall « Charles Kokolsky ~ Dog Gone Good Pet Grooming «


«Vincent Martinez ~ Piezoni’s Apponaug «


«National Grid « Ocean State Theatre Company «


« Jenny Paquet « Mirta Pedrazolli «


« Gary Robichaud Senior « Tracy Segar ~ Simply You Photography «


« Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Center «


« STARBUCKS Managers: Gary Robichaud and Lauren Rathbun «


« Swarovski « Target « Maya Tavares ~ Bristol Looms «


« The Leroux Family ~ Growin’ Crazy «


« The Miller Family ~ New England Action Sports «


«Phillipe VanCouyghen ~ Colvintown Kennels«


« Walgreen’s « Western Coventry Fire Department «


« Wrinkle Relief «






 2016 SpringTutor Training Schedule

To register call: 822-9103


FREE ONLINE Prerequisite Classes at

 Principles of Adult Learning           and    Working With Adult Literacy Learners


Prior to taking the Tutor Training Workshop (TTW), prospective tutors must take 2 required classes on line at . They are free and are Principles of Adult Learning and Working with Adult Literacy Learners. Prospective tutors will be provided with certifications upon completion of these free online classes which they submit with their registration to the TTW.  Tutor training is then conducted in a series of workshops totaling 15 hours in a classroom setting.  Midway through training, volunteers are matched with students so that they may experience the tutoring process and receive guidance as needed.  At the conclusion of training, tutors are certified.


Thursday, April 7, 2016 â  6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Coventry Public Library


Thursday, April 14, 2016 â 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Coventry Public Library Annex Room


Thursday, April 21, 2016 â 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Coventry Public Library Annex Room


Thursday, April 28, 2016 â 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Coventry Public Library Annex Room


Thursday, May 19, 2016 â 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Coventry Public Library Annex Room





Literacy…For Life!








We got an unexpected gift! Coventry resident Michelle Cugno donated her 2001 Honda Odyssey to Literacy Volunteers of Kent County (LVKC). Based on the current Kelly Blue Book value of the vehicle, this gift is worth $1000. Luckily we have Robin on staff, who what with her family’s business of Laura’s Auto and Dorothy’s accountant son, we were able to figure out the how and what of this transaction. Anyone want to buy an older minivan, inspected and in running condition!?????




Literacy…For Life!