Helping adults WITH Literacy SKILLS     

Literacy of Northern NY trains volunteers to work one-to-one with adults who need help with reading, writing or English as a second language in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties. Our offices are located in Watertown,  Lowville,  and Potsdam.

LNNY is always looking for volunteer tutors in all three counties.

To become a new tutor click here.

Our addresses are:

Would you like to contribute to LNNY?

Find out how you can donate or become involved. Click here! 


"From the Outside Looking In"

The Crisis of Illiteracy in America has been selected for the San Diego Black Film Festival



About LNNY

 We provide one-to-one tutoring to adults who are non-readers up through 8th  grade level. We also provide tutoring to adults from other countries who are learning to speak English. In addition, we conduct English classes so our students from other countries have a chance to socialize as well as learn.

Other programs include computer literacy, budgeting, citizenship, and basic math skills. We also give away hundreds of children’s books to impoverished families every year.

How We Do It
We train volunteers to use professionally developed methods of teaching basic reading and English to speakers of other languages.  Our one-to-one tutoring is individualized and confidential. Tutoring is done at a time and place convenient to both the tutor and the learner. We use libraries, churches, municipal buildings, and other public places for the tutoring sessions.

Clues in Recognizing Adults With Low Reading Skills
Adults with low literacy skills  don’t respond to literature, especially that which is sent through the mail. Adults who can’t read well may say, “I can’t read this now. I forgot my glasses.” Or “I don’t have time to fill out this form today. Can I bring it back tomorrow?” “I don’t have time to read this right now.”

Let’s Work Together Illiteracy is often an intergenerational problem. We want to break this vicious cycle by reaching out to parents and other adults today. If you know any individuals whom you believe could benefit from our confidential and free literacy program, please ask them to call us at 315-782-4270.  


The Silent Crisis (by onemillion4literacy)

From California Library Literacy Services


Celebrities with Dyslexia

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"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket." ~ Chinese Proverb