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Early Literacy
Reading for Healthy Families
The Reading for Healthy Families (RFHF) web pages provide early literacy resources and research to children's librarians, Healthy Start home visitors, and other early childhood professionals.
 
RFHF was a statewide early literacy project managed by Oregon Commission on Children and Families and Oregon State Library, funded by grants from the Oregon Community Foundation and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. The project was active from 2008 to May 2011.

As of June 2011, continued support for local early literacy efforts will be provided indefinitely via resources on this website, an electronic discussion list, and consulting services for Oregon librarians and Healthy Start staff.

 
Early Literacy Initiative
The Oregon Statewide Early Literacy Initiative web pages are no longer updated and maintained.  However they contain valuable information, resources, and research around early literacy and describe what Oregon libraries can and are doing to support early literacy efforts in Oregon.
 
In late fall of 2005, a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant was awarded to Multnomah County Library called “Planning for a Statewide Early Literacy Initiative.” The purpose of this project was to develop a coordinated statewide early literacy initiative plan featuring public libraries as the leaders in improving literacy among children in their early years. Specifically, the project sought to promote early literacy activities in public libraries and give library staff the tools to implement the best evidence-based practices. This initiative was one of the factors that led to the development and implementation of the Reading for Healthy Families early literacy project.