[Libs-Or] OLA Quarterly Showcase: Jennifer Costley, Pendleton Public Library

Charles Wood wuchakewu at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 18:59:19 PDT 2018

Jennifer Costley is the Assistant Director and Youth Services Librarian at
the Pendleton Public Library. She has written three young adult books under
the pen name M.F. Lorson and enjoys writing bi-monthly articles for the
Eastern Oregon Parent.  Her latest article, “Ready2Learn Five Years Later,”
is now available to download and read, here:

>From her article, “On paper, the purpose of Ready2Learn was to increase
kindergarten readiness. However, the program had a larger goal: to
demonstrate that the services already being provided in libraries for
children ages 0–6 were giving kids a leg up when they entered kindergarten.
This article provides an overview of the program from its launch in 2013 to
its evolution in 2016. As a longtime member of the Ready2Learn coalition, I
will outline the struggles and successes of the program, concluding with
the results of the Kindergarten Assessment conducted this fall.“

Please read on to learn about the hard work and planning that went into
this early literacy project, and the results that this effort had for the
children of Eastern Oregon.

Thank you,
Charles Wood
OLA Communications
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