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Ready to Read Grant
About Ready to Read Grants
Ready to Read grant funds "are to be used to establish, develop or improve public library early literacy services for children from birth to five years of age and to provide the statewide summer reading program, as defined by rule of the Trustees of the State Library, for children from birth to 14 years of age."  This annual grant, funded by the General Fund of the State of Oregon, is administered by the Oregon State Library. All legally established public libraries in the state are eligible to apply for this non-competitive form of state aid. 
 
For more information, see the answers to frequently asked questions, House Bill 2116Revised State Statutes, and Administrative Rules governing the Ready to Read grant program or contact Katie Anderson, 503-378-2528. 

 
Forms

Ready to Read Grant Application 

Please check back in July 2014 for the 2014-2015 Ready to Read Grant applications. Applications are due August 31 of every year.

 

Ready to Read Grant Final Report Form

Please check back in October 2014 for the 2013-2014 Ready to Read Grant final report form. Final reports are due December 1 of every year

 
Project Descriptions

 
Each year a chart is developed that briefly describes how each library will be spending its Ready to Read funds. 
 

2012-2013 Projects (Excel and PDF)

2011-2012 Projects (Excel and PDF)

2010-2011 Projects (Excel and PDF)

2009-2010 Projects (Excel and PDF)

2008-2009 Projects (Excel and PDF)

2007-2008 Projects (Excel)

2006-2007 Projects (Excel)

2004-2005 Projects (Excel)

2003-2004 Projects (PDF)

 
Annual Reports

Each library that receives a Ready to Read grant is required to submit a final report. Those reports are compiled into an Annual Report by State Library staff. 

2012-2013

2011-2012 

2010-2011

2009-2010

2008-2009 

2007-2008 

2006-2007

2005-2006

2001-2002

2000-2001
 
 



 

 
Outstanding Projects

The State Library staff selects up to five projects each year to be honored as outstanding Ready to Read Grant projects.  In addition to selecting projects from a variety of library sizes and locations, we look for projects that meet one or more of the following criteria: adhere to the original intent of the Ready to Read Grant, focus on one or more of the three best practices, promote partnerships both in and out of the library, are replicable in other libraries, or enhance current library services.  Your Ready to Read project needs to meet one or more of these criteria to be considered for the Outstanding Project Award. 

2012-2013

2011-2012 

2010-2011 

2009-2010 

2008-2009 

2007-2008 

2006-2007

2005-2006

2002-2003

2001-2002

2000-2001

 
Best Practice Libraries

In 2007 the Oregon State Library identified three public library youth services best practices based on findings from the 2006 Statewide Early Literacy Initiative. The three best practices are: summer reading, outreach, and early literacy training for caregivers. The first annual Best Practice Libraries report was published in 2011 to acknowledge libraries that provide all three best practices. Libraries frequently change their programming to reflect community needs and library resources such as staffing and funding.  Therefore the Best Practice Libraries report will be published annually in conjunction with the Ready to Read Annual Report. Please visit the Youth Services Best Practices for Oregon Libraries web site to learn more. 

2012-2013

2011-2012 

2010-2011