Legally established public libraries automatically receive a hardcopy Ready to Read grant application via regular mail and a digital copy via email from the State Library the first week of July every year. Applications are due August 31 every year. Applications that are not date-stamped August 31 or earlier will be denied.
Libraries are notified that their application has been accepted or denied during October every year. Information about the appeals processes is included in that notification. The State Library Board hears appeals and awards grants at their December meeting every year. Grant funds are distributed by December 31 every year.
Grant application materials:
2016 Grant application form (available in July 2015)
2016 Grant application guidelines (available in July 2015)
Definition of terms used in grant materials (available in July 2015)
Sample complete application (available in July 2015)
Send complete applications to Ferol Weyand via:
Fax: 503-378-6439, or
Regular mail: Oregon State Library, Attn: Ready to Read, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97031