[Reading-For-Healthy-Families] Early literacy partnership ideas

Katie Anderson anderson_katie at oslmac.osl.state.or.us
Wed Jan 6 13:44:22 PST 2010


Looking for ideas to sustain early literacy activities and partnerships?  Here are some things that RFHF participants are doing:

Washington County Cooperative Library Services worked with Healthy  Start to identify all the titles recommended in the Parents As Teachers  curriculum, purchase the titles, and create desposit collections for  Healthy Start family support workers to use with their families.  Think this is a great idea? Call your library or your Healthy Start and start planning!  If you can't remember how to contact each other, just ask me! 

Remember, there are resources for getting inexpensive books on the RFHF website: http://www.oregon.gov/OSL/LD/youthsvcs/rfhf.deal.on.kids.books.shtml.  And you may want to look at some fund development resources at: http://www.oregon.gov/OSL/LD/youthsvcs/earlylit/funding/.

Scappoose Public Library talked with local agencies about early literacy and Every Child Ready to Read classes for parents at the library.  The following agencies agreed to promote the classes to the parents they work with: County Corrections Probation Officers, County Mental Health, DHS Self Sufficiency and Public Health Department.  If you aren't sure how to get the word out about your parent education sessions to families in your community you may want to try working with local agencies like these.

If you have good ideas too please share them with us!  All you have to do is hit "reply all" to this email and you're set to go.

Thanks,
Katie



             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, 503-378-2528
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