1000 Books Before Kindergarten
We invite you to participate in this free program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your children before they start kindergarten. Come by the Library to pick up your starter kit. Click here for more information.
Resources for Parents of Preschoolers
- Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Head Start – Programs for preschool children
- Homeschooling Resources – Links to Oregon Homeschooling laws, groups, co-ops, associations, resources and more
- Marion/Polk Parenting Resources – Resources for parenting classes and calendars for events around Marion and Polk Counties
- Oregon Kindergarten Assessment – Resources for getting your child ready for kindergarten
- OregonParenting Education Collaborative – Compilation of links and resources approved by OPEC
- The Children’s Reading Foundation – A website dedicated to encouraging and educating families about their important role in raising a reader and preparing their child for kindergarten
Need something else? Contact Hilary Tsukakoshi, the Youth Services Coordinator, at 503-845-6401 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines
Library2Go – Available with your library card and PIN
Listen to eAudiobooks, and read eBooks and eMagazines with Library2go, which you can access using the app, Libby. Libby works with smartphones, tablets, Kindles, and eReaders. Video guide to Library2Go.
A selective collection of free audiobook resources from Audible.
Provides access to 1.7 million eBooks.
Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.
Oregon Battle of the Books
The Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries in conjunction with a Library Services and Technology Act grant. Students in 3rd-12th grade, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints. Click here to find more information, including current lists.
Oregon School Library Information System (OSLIS)
Oregon School Library Information Network helps kids learn to research and research to learn. If you don’t remember your login or don’t have one yet, call or email the Library for login information (503-845-6401, email@example.com) or contact Jen Maurer at the State Library of Oregon. To access the OSLIS click here.
Read to Reduce
Children 12 years and younger may reduce overdue library fines by reading in the library or attending library programs. Click here to learn more.
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