[kids-lib] Free early literacy training: mark your calendars!

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Tue Jul 27 16:09:00 PDT 2010

As most of you know, in 2007 the Oregon State Library and the Oregon Commission on Children and Families partnered together on a grant project to provide free early literacy training to all children's library staff and all Healthy Start family support workers across the state.  This project is called Reading for Healthy Families.

We are now entering the final year of the Reading for Healthy Families, thus this is the last year you may be able to get free early literacy training.  Children's library staff working at public libraries in the counties listed in the chart below have first priority because they have not been eligible to participate until now.  Please mark your calendars accordingly, and look for applications coming via email about one month prior to your scheduled training. If your county is not on the chart below and you want to be added to the waiting list, please email Joann Contini at: joanncontini at comcast.net<mailto:joanncontini at comcast.net>.



First Training Dates

Second Training Dates

Training Location

Year Three June 2010 - May 2011



Oct. 14-15

Jan. 27-28

Midland Library<http://www.multcolib.org/agcy/mid.html>


Clackamas, Marion

Nov. 2-3

Feb. 16-17

Salem Public Library <http://www.cityofsalem.net/Departments/Library/Pages/home.aspx>


Jackson, Josephine

Dec. 8-9

Mar. 23-24

Medford Library<http://www.jcls.org/branch-medford.html>


Baker, Malheur, Union, Wallowa

Jan 11-12

Apr. 12-13

Baker City Public Library<http://www.bakerlib.org/branches.cfm>

Please note that participants are required to attend both the first and second trainings listed in the chart above.  The first training covers the Every Child Ready to Read @ your library(r) early literacy curriculum and nuts-and-bolts about the Reading for Healthy Families project. The second training provides an opportunity to review Every Child Ready to Read based on your personal experiences using the materials, and covers special topics such as early brain development, media literacy, how to work with high-risk families, working with English language learners, etc. For more information about the trainings please visit the website: http://www.oregon.gov/OSL/LD/youthsvcs/rfhf.home.page.shtml.

Please email me if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Katie Anderson

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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