Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jackson County library programs earn child literacy awards

Jackson County Library Services' library card. Caption "EXPLORE" above silhouette of hiker with a wooded mountain background
Children’s literacy programs administered by Jackson County Library Services (JCLS) have earned it an Outstanding Ready to Read Grant Project Award from the Oregon State Library (OSL).

Katie Anderson, youth services consultant with the OSL, will present the award at 9:30 a.m. April 23 during the Jackson County Board of Commissioners Meeting. The meeting will be held in the Jackson County Courthouse Auditorium, 10 S. Oakdale St. in Medford.

JCLS was also designated a Best Practice Library for implementing three “best practices” in library services identified by the OSL as having the greatest impact on children’s reading proficiency. Specifically, these are services to children outside the library (outreach), summer reading programs, and early literacy training for parents and childcare providers.

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