Reading & Literacy

Valdosta-Lowndes County Library events.
​The main branch on Woodrow Wilson has relocated to 2906 Julia Dr. off Connell Rd. The old location is closed, and the new location opened Saturday, July 28.
It is now the Willis L. Miller Library and Serves Lowndes, Lanier and Echols Counties. Library services are also available at their other five SGRL locations:

Salter Hahira Library
220 East Main St. Hahira, GA

Miller Lakeland Library
18 S Valdosta Rd. Lakeland, GA
229-482-2904

Johnston Lakes Library
720 Lakes Blvd.
Lake Park, GA
229-559-8016

McMullen Southside Library
527 Griffin Ave
Valdosta, GA
229-253-8313

Statenville, GA
2906 Julia Dr.
Valdosta, GA

Five Lending Libraries by the Literacy Project for Children in Brantley County

The Literacy Project decided to target children, early learning through elementary age, with little lending libraries in five Brantley County communities. The purpose is to provide additional access to books within their communities and to encourage parents to read with their children which encourages the children to continue reading as they grow.
They need books. Donated books can be dropped off at our office 
Call and they can come pick them up. 
(912)462-5979.
Thank you for all you do to help educate and support Brantley County’s children, youth and families!

Literacy Volunteer Program

  • The Literacy Volunteer Program of South Georgia, Inc. (LVP) is a one-to-one literacy tutoring program serving adults learners age 18 and older in six counties in South Central Georgia (Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Lanier, and Lowndes).
  • LVP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. LVP is the primary provider of literacy tutoring to the region’s lowest level learners (0-8.9 grade level). The program is free of charge to learners and tutors.
  • The LVP assists adult learners to improve reading, math and ESOL skills or with practical goals such as studying for a citizenship examination, drivers license examination, or completing job applications.
  • New learners are administered the TABE test. Non-English speaking learners are administered the BEST test. Adults testing below the 8th grade reading level are referred to the LVP for assistance. Referrals may come from Dollar General, Department of Labor, Department of Family and Children’s Services, Behavioral Health, Lowndes Service Center, Moody Air Force Base, Salvation Army, Telamon Corporation (a farm worker’s support organization), Business/Education Support Team (BEST), homeless and women’s shelters, private employers, and other community organizations.
  • Tutors usually work with learners in a one-to-one arrangement or small groups, meeting at a least once a week at a neutral location. The tutor and learner set goals at the initial meeting in accordance with the learner’s needs.
  • Volunteer tutors complete a minimum of five hours of training, interview, and evaluation by a coordinator prior to being matched with a learner. Tutors obtain books and materials to assist learners meet their goals from the  LVP office, libraries, or other sources.
  • After thirty hours of tutoring, a learner is re-tested to evaluate progress. Testing may be done sooner if the tutor believes the learner is ready. Tutors submit evaluations of learner’s progress with monthly time sheets. Tutors and learners complete a semi-annual evaluation of the program.

Contact them (229) 333-7515 & leave a message – Literacyvolunteerprogram.org