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Ready to Learn Makes the News!

Ready2LearnWatch news clip.

Ready to Learn is an ambitious early literacy project taking place in Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Baker, and Grant counties. The goal of this project is to increase kindergarten readiness, high school graduation, and matriculation to college by coordinating early childhood education across organizations and agencies and depositing money into Oregon College Savings Plans as an incentive to participating families. In addition, this project will be linking library usage statistics with children’s kindergarten readiness assessment results to show the impact of libraries.

Ready to Learn is funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

Learn more about Ready to Read by visiting their FaceBook page and reading their LSTA Grant proposal.

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August 2, 2013 · 8:43 am

Mosley Wotta and Tony Smily @ Black Butte School

The Jefferson County Library and the Jefferson County Cultural Coalition partnered to bring local Central Oregon musicians, Tony Smile and Mosley Wotta, to every school in Jefferson County last spring. Librarian Patricia Smith says, “The students really got into his performance. I loved how Mosley Wotta incorporates early literacy into his programs.”

Mosley Wotta and Tony Smiley will be playing at Jefferson County Library’s summer reading grand finale. This program brings early literacy, summer reading, schools, the public library, and a cultural institution together to provide a fun language program for children whether or not they can get to the public library.

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July 30, 2013 · 4:13 pm

Journey to Everywhere with the Albany Public Library (K-5 Grades)

Creating videos with children and teens is a great way to simultaneously promote your library program and engage kids in an activity that builds digital literacy skills and 21st century skills.

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July 30, 2013 · 3:33 pm

Dreaming Big at the Library

Allen X Ray wrote Dreaming Big at the Library for 2012 the summer reading program at Hazel M. Lewis Library in Powers, Oregon. Children sang this song at every session over the summer.

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December 18, 2012 · 8:49 am