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Early Literacy Initiative - What libraries are doing
What libraries are doing
Topics covered in this section:
     - Early literacy materials/collections
     - Atmosphere/children's environments
     - Programming
     - Training for staff and parents/caregivers
     - Policies, partnerships, and outreach

Libraries in action for early literacy
Public libraries around Oregon are already helping children, parents, and caregivers. They offer Early Literacy materials/collections, including books, audios, videos, and activity kits. Many libraries realize that their Atmosphere/children's environments can create welcoming learning environments for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Library staff have therefore given significant thought to the atmosphere given by their staff, the layout and activities available in their children's areas, and the handouts available for parents and caregivers. Of course, libraries also provide Programming for young children, such as storytimes, special events, and outdoor activities. Library staff also engage in and teach Training for staff and parents/caregivers, both to stay current with best practices and to share this information with parents and caregivers. And finally, libraries realize that books and programs alone aren't enough. They also plan Policies, partnerships, and outreach to help them better promote Early Literacy.
You may also download the entire list of Early Literacy activities currently undertaken by Oregon public libraries as an RTF (word processing) document or a PDF document.
If you have more ideas for this website or would like to hear more ideas on what your library can do, please contact us.

Early Literacy table of contents

• Early Literacy home
• About the Initiative
• Why Early Literacy?
• What libraries can do
What libraries are doing
• How to obtain funding
• Additional resources
• What's next?
• Contact us