"The Ready to Read grant program is how state funding is distributed to legally established public libraries in Oregon. The purpose of the grant is for libraries to establish, develop, and improve early literacy services for children 0-6 years old and the statewide summer reading program for youth 0-14 years old. Research shows that early learning and summer enrichment activities have a significant impact on the achievement gap. Library early literacy services and summer reading activities support the state of Oregon’s education priorities and initiatives." - State Library Webpage
"Oregon is a member of the national Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP). Public, volunteer, and tribal libraries in Oregon have the choice to use the CSLP theme, slogan, and resources to plan their local summer reading program, create their own summer reading program from scratch, or a combination of both. School libraries and other organizations in Oregon that wish to use the CSLP summer reading program theme, slogan, or resources must partner with their local public library or State Library to do so. Public libraries that use state funds (the Ready to Read grant) to support their local summer reading program are required to use CSLP. " - State Library Webpage
Youth Services Consultant
Stuck on your Ready to Read Grant? Need advice about a library issue? Just plain lost? Reach out to Greta Bergquist, the State Library's Youth Services Consultant. She is your personal Reference Librarian.