News and Events

4th Annual Trivia Night
November, 2012

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford (LVGS) is pleased to announce their Fourth Annual Trivia Night at the Town Club on Friday, January 18, 2013. This lively event, which is a fundraiser for LVGS programs, takes place at the Town Club in the Sanford Trust Building and includes team competition on trivia questions and delicious appetizers. Trivia categories include geography, science, current events, literature, food, and television. Again this year, we will have raffle items and a live auction.

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LVGS Receives Donation from Kennebunk Savings
November, 2012

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford (LVGS) is pleased to announce that it has received a $500 contribution from Kennebunk Savings to support its Literacy Project with the York County Shelter Programs in Alfred. LVGS is very grateful for Kennebunk Savings' continued support of its programs.

Books and Blockbusters
October, 2012

The "Books and Blockbusters" Club will present the family movie "Holes" on Tuesday, October 30 at 6 p.m. at the Nasson Little Theatre in Springvale. The movie is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Literacy Volunteers office at 324-2486.
About Us

The mission of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford is supporting the literacy needs of adults, especially those reading below the ninth-grade level, with free, confidential, one-on-one tutoring and small group instruction by trained adult volunteers. Our approach is student-centered so that literacy goals match life goals related to the family, employment and citizenship.

Whether your goal is to help a child with homework, read the label on a prescription bottle, work toward getting your Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED), gain better skills for a new job, or learn the basics of using a computer, we hope you will contact us for assistance.

Founded in 1986 by local community members, we have a long history of helping individuals improve their literacy skills, adapt to new challenges and change their lives for the better.

We are a 501c3 nonprofit corporation with a volunteer board of directors and are grateful to have strong community support. For a list of board members, click here. For a list of our partners, please see the Partners page.

We serve students from a number of towns in western and southern York County, including Sanford, Springvale, Acton, Alfred, Shapleigh, Waterboro, the Berwicks, Eliot, Wells and Kennebunk. Please contact us to see if our programs are a good match for your interests and needs. To learn more about the history of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford, please click here.

Along with volunteers, the executive director leads and manages the programs.

Executive Director Ingrid Baily joined LVGS in 2010 with experience in education, administration and fundraising. She grew up in Maine, graduated from Bryn Mawr College and completed an M.A. in Classical Studies (Latin and Greek) and a Ph.D. in Higher and Adult Continuing Education at the University of Michigan. In 2005, Ingrid volunteered here and is delighted to return and advocate on behalf of adult literacy.


Tuesday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Please call for an appointment so we may set aside time for you.


We are located in downtown Sanford at 883 Main Street. Traveling north on Main Street (Rte. 109), pass Marden's on your left and continue until you come to the downtown area (Dunkin Donuts then Town Hall on the left) where you will come to a major intersection. Go straight and watch for Shaw's Hardware on your left and Midtown Mall on the right. Our building is the Townhouse Mall on the left - watch for the 883 brick archway sign in the parking lot. Park in the side lot and come in the side entrance to the Mall. We are in Suite 4 on the first floor.


883 Main Street • Suite 4 • Sanford, ME 04073 • 207-324-2486 • Fax: 207-324-2486
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