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Ready to Read Grants

The Ready to Read grant program is managed by the State Library and distributes state general funds to legally established public libraries in Oregon on a yearly basis. Libraries use the Ready to Read grant to fund early literacy services and/or summer reading programs. Every year, libraries must apply for funds and then report on how their grant-funded activities support youth in their communities. Learn more here


2020 Ready to Read Applications

 2020 Ready to Read Applications remain open for libraries who missed the August 31st, 2019 application deadline and still wish to apply for funding and go through the appeals process to the State Library board. 
Libraries can apply for the 2020 Ready to Read grant now through Friday, September 13th, at 5 pm using our online grants portal. Start by creating an account for your library and then proceed to the application.  You do not have to complete your application in one sitting, you may work on it as time allows and submit when you are finished. 
You'll need the 2020 Proposed Ready to Read grant amounts and the 2020 Ready to Read Budget Worksheet to complete your application. You can view a PDF version of the application in the online grants portal. 
The Application Guidelines Step by Step may be useful as you work through the application. 

2019 Ready to Read Reports

The 2019 online reporting form will be open from October 1st - December 1st, 2019. For a complete grant timeline, please see here. 


Greta Bergquist
Youth Services Consultant

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