[kids-lib] Announcing the Reimagining Ready to Read project

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Thu Dec 26 14:35:22 PST 2013

As you know, the State Library is transforming! In 2014 we are convening a task force to re-imagine the Ready to Read Grant program. The goal is to better align the grant program with library youth services best practices<http://orysbestpractices.wordpress.com/about-2/> and the 40-40-20 education goal<http://www.oregon.gov/gov/oeib/docs/nnousreport.pdf>. The task force will meet for the first time in January and submit a proposal to the Oregon State Library Board of Trustees in April. The proposed new grant program will then go through the State Library's budget process and the 2015 legislative session. If passed, it will replace the Ready to Read Grant program and launch sometime soon after July 1, 2015.

Reimagining Ready to Read project timeline:

*         January 2014: Convene a task force to develop a proposal to align the Ready to Read Grant with the three library youth services best practices and 40-40-20.

*         January-March 2014: The task force will seek feedback from the public library community at least once.

*         April 2014: Submit final proposal to the Oregon State Library's Budget Committee.

*         June or August 2014: Oregon State Library Board of Trustees approves the State Library's budget and submits it to the Governor's office-the State Library budget will include the proposal.

*         December 2014: The Governor's budget is released-including the State Library's budget.

*         Spring 2015: The State Library's budget goes through the regular legislative process.

*         July 2015: The new grant program will launch, replacing the current Ready to Read Grant program.

Reimagining Ready to Read task force members:

*         Barratt Miller, Crook County Library, bmiller at crooklib.org<mailto:bmiller at crooklib.org>

*         BJ Toewe, Salem Public Library, bjtoewe at cityofsalem.net<mailto:bjtoewe at cityofsalem.net>

*         Brett Walker, Early Learning Division, brett.walker at state.or.us<mailto:brett.walker at state.or.us>

*         Dawn Borgardt, Beaverton City Library, DBorgardt at beavertonoregon.gov<mailto:DBorgardt at beavertonoregon.gov>

*         Heather McNeil, Deschutes Public Library, heatherm at deschuteslibrary.org<mailto:heatherm at deschuteslibrary.org>

*         Julie Handyside, Seaside Public Library, jhandyside at cityofseaside.us<mailto:jhandyside at cityofseaside.us>

*         Lucy Iraola, Multnomah County Library, lucyi at multcolib.org<http://listsmart.osl.state.or.us/mailman/options/kids-lib/lucyi--at--multcolib.org>

*         Nicole Dalton, ODE Education Specialist, English Language Arts, nicole.dalton at state.or.us<mailto:nicole.dalton at state.or.us>

*         Sam Hall, Oregon State Library Board of Trustee, leeshall at msn.com<mailto:leeshall at msn.com>

*         Stu Spence, Woodburn Recreation & Parks (OregonASK Steering Committee), Stu.Spence at ci.woodburn.or.us<mailto:Stu.Spence at ci.woodburn.or.us>

*         Whitney Grubbs/Kristin Gimbel, Oregon Education Investment Board, whitney.grubbs at state.or.us<mailto:whitney.grubbs at state.or.us>/kristin.gimbel at state.or.us<mailto:kristin.gimbel at state.or.us>

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or ideas.

Thank you,

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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