Grab a dictionary and brush up on creating a Bamdinger! (A word that scores 100 or higher!) It’s time for Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley's Annual Scrabble Tournament.  Join us on Thursday, April 28th at Virginia Tech’s German Club from 5:30pm to 8:30pm for a night sure to give your brain a real workout!

All proceeds will support Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley (LVNRV) English-language, literacy and education services offered to the New River Valley area of Virginia. 

Teams (up to three players) are forming now and a number of sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information call the LVNRV office at 540-382-7262

SCRABBLE FUN FACTS!

IT’S POSSIBLE TO SCORE 1782 POINTS ON A SINGLE WORD? That word is OXYPHENBUTAZONE, and to get the points, player Benjamin Woo played it across the top of the board, hitting three Triple Word Score squares while making seven crosswords downward.

NEW WORDS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE SCRABBLE DICTIONARY They include geocache, chillax, beatbox, frenemy, hashtag, joypad, mojito, selfie, soju, texter, vodcast, vlog, and yuzu, among others. But the ones that will make the most difference are the two letter words, which are are gi, po, te, and da. 


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Our Mission

The Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley (LVNRV) mission is to foster support, advocate for, and instruct adults in the New River Valley who seek opportunities to achieve greater independence through literacy.

We are a community-based literacy program that provides free one-to-one or small group tutoring (Basic Literacy, ESOL, Digital Literacy, Basic Math) at a location and time that is convenient to both the learner and the tutor. We are a United Way/United Fund Partner Agency and an affiliate member of ProLiteracy.



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