Library Literacy Coordinator Retires After 33 Years

Virginia “Ginny” DeVries, Literacy Program Coordinator for the Lake County Library’s Adult Literacy Program, has retired this month. Ginny worked for the library for over 33 years and has been the guiding force of the Adult Literacy program. Year after year, she recruited and encouraged thousands of volunteer tutors and paired them with students looking to improve their reading and writing.

“Ginny has a wonderful ability to encourage others. She inspired countless volunteers to help people improve their literacy skills,” said library director Christopher Veach. “Her passion for literacy helped motivate students to take that leap and sign up to improve their reading and writing.”

The Lake County Library has started recruitment for a new Literacy Program Coordinator. An application is available on the County website at The coordinator works twenty hours per week. The application closes on October 4, 2021 at 5pm.

The Lake County Library Adult Literacy program helps adults who need help learning to read and write. Anyone interested in helping others with reading or who needs help with their reading can participate. Residents can contact the Library’s Adult Literacy Program by calling 707-263-7633. They can also visit the Lakeport Library on 1425 N High Street in Lakeport in person. More information about the Literacy Program is also available on the library website, including forms to sign up.

The Adult Literacy Program is supported through County Library funds, a grant administrated by the California State Library, and donations from the local non-profit the Lake County Literacy Coalition.

Visit the Lake County Library Website at

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