Project Ready2Learn kicked off at the beginning of July and ever since we have been scrambling to tell the world about it. After all, the really good projects demand to be talked about!
If you are already participating in Ready2Learn then feel free to stop reading now (I’m just going to brag on all of the cool things that come with it). But if you’re asking yourself what on earth I am talking about…it’s time to tune in!
Here are the basics:
Up until July children in Pendleton had to wait till age six to get a library card. Now, with Ready2Learn any child between birth and age six can get a library card AND with that card they can begin accruing money for college.
There were two important things in that last paragraph. Did you catch them? Get a library card, and get money for college. Libraries have always prided themselves in helping children prepare for school. However, never before has there been such a direct tie between us and education. Knowing that each time a child checks out a book or attends a library program money is deposited into a college savings account for that child, puts a big fat smile on the face of everyone working in this building.
So, if you have a child birth to six and they don’t already have a Ready2Learn card you need to come see us!
If you aren’t convinced by this blog, all the brightly covered Ready2Learn bags dancing around town, or the happy, happy, faces of small children showing off their new library cards, then the least you can do is read more about the program.
Which you can do here: http://www.imesd.k12.or.us/imesd-news/parents-encouraged-register-kids-ready-2-learn-program
P.S. Ready2Learn is giving an incentive to each library that registers 35 percent of its population under 6 for a Ready2Learn card by January 1st. We need 425 kids to earn our incentive (an early learning tablet for the library). Help us meet our goal by signing up today!