Welcome to Reading: Amp Up Your Services for Beginning Readers - Report of Multnomah County Library’s Allen Foundation Grant - Tues., August 11, 11am (PST), register here or Thurs., August 27, 11am (PST), register here.
From campaigns to coalitions, the entire nation is talking about third grade reading. The discussion is focused on the critical importance of being able to read fluently by third grade and the troubling predictable long term consequences for those who cannot. Specifically, reading proficiency by third grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success. Yet every year, more than 80 percent of low-income children miss this crucial milestone.
Join Multnomah County Library for a free webinar and learn the results of their two year Paul Allen Family Foundation early literacy grant.
· Learn what K-3rd grade teachers say about how libraries can help address their student’s needs;
· How you can help answer their call;
· How MCL re-envisioned the collection and services to address this; and,
· New messaging any public library can share with early grade stakeholders to create deeper connections between beginning readers and the public library.
Tues., August 11, 11am (PST) webinar, followed by 12pm Q&A/ community forum
Thurs., August 27, 11am (PST) webinar, followed by 12pm Q&A/ community forum
This grant is possible by gifts to The Library Foundation, a local nonprofit dedicated to our library's leadership, innovation and reach through private support.