[kids-lib] RFHF Announcement Gilliam, Hood River, Sherman, Wasco and Wheeler Counties

Joann Contini joanncontini at comcast.net
Wed Oct 22 13:17:30 PDT 2008




Attention: Gilliam, Hood River, Sherman, Wasco, and Wheeler Counties 


The Oregon Commission on Children and Families and the Oregon State Library
are excited to announce Reading for Healthy Families (RFHF) Oregon: Building
Communities of Learning, an early literacy and community engagement effort. 


You have the opportunity to be one of the children's library staff selected
in Gilliam, Hood River, Sherman, Wasco, and Wheeler Counties to receive
training and resources.


Children's library staff will attend two separate two-day RFHF training
sessions and receive training in the evidence-based Every Child Ready to
Read @ your libraryR, outreach to high-risk families, and special topics
such as working with English language learners, conducting early literacy
story times, and working with people with special needs. You will receive
Early Literacy Resource kits full of wonderful materials. The first two- day
training will be scheduled Thursday and Friday, November 20 and 21, in Hood


After the training, each participating children's library staff will have
the knowledge, skills, and materials to provide early literacy education,
support, and resources to at least 15 families over the course of a year.
Your library will be able to report this on their Public Library Statistics
as "early literacy training", one of the three library youth services best
practices identified by the Statewide Early Literacy Initiative.   


RFHF will foster partnerships between your library and Healthy Start
programs in your county which will help children's library staff develop or
expand library outreach services to high-risk families in your community.  


To download a copy of the Participant Application Packet, and to learn more
about the many benefits RFHF can bring to you and to the families in your
community, GO TO the RFHF website:


You must submit an application before Thursday, October 30, 2008 to be
considered as there may be limited training spaces available.  If you cannot
meet the deadline, please let me know.


If you have any questions please contact: Joann Contini, RFHF Project
Coordinator at 503-761-2506 or  <mailto:joanncontini at comcast.net>
joanncontini at comcast.net.  





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