Coventry Public Library

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The Library will be closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Literacy Volunteers of Kent County



Office Hours

Monday     10:00 am - 7:00 pm                                                                                                                       
Tuesday      9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday  9:00 am - 5:00 pm                                           
Thursday   10:00 am - 2:00 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








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!?????



SAVE THE DATE: April 30, 2015


35th Anniversary Gala:   is scheduled for Thursday April 30, 2015 and to take place at the Warwick Museum of Art! Walgreen’s is a sponsor. More to come!




Jane Lynch of Ocean State Charitable Trust informed us that they have awarded our $700 request for funding to purchase a new laser printer, scanner, copier! Our former printer expired in September so we are very excited to make our purchase!


The Pawtuxet Valley Rotary Club will be holding its 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday. April 25, 2015 at 10 A.M. at the Coventry Public Library on Flat River Road (Route 117). Proceeds will benefit the Coventry Public Library Foundation and the Literacy Volunteers of Kent County. For additional information, contact John Ball at .


2015 Tutor 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, March 12, 2015 â 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Coventry Public Library


Thursday, March 26, 2015 â 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Coventry Public Library


Thursday, April 2, 2015 â 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Coventry Public Library


Session 4 TBA * Thursday  6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Coventry Public Library


Thursday, May 14, 2015 â 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Coventry Public Library




Literacy…For Life!