Growing Literacy in Oregon

The mission of the Oregon State Literacy Association (OSLA) is to be a driving force for the development of literacy in our schools and communities and to foster a lifelong love of reading.

An affiliate of the International Literacy Association (ILA)

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There are now three ways you can support OSLA with BottleDrop:

1. Transfer refunds from your account.

2. Purchase fundraiser bags instead of your typical green bags.

3. Help your local council fill bags.

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New Issue of The ORacle is Published

Winter ORacle 2018 FINAL.pdf

The ORacle is the digital publication of OSLA. In addition to updates from our local councils, every issue features articles written by professors and professionals from around the state. Check out the new edition for articles about

  • Intellectual freedom
  • Academic language
  • English Language Learners
  • Streamlining feedback on writing
  • What's new in children's and YA literature

Over $3000 in grants for literacy projects awarded!

Funds will support projects across the state to build up libraries and book clubs, support learning about women in STEM, promote diversity, & more.


See the Winners & Read about the projects
List of Literacy Grant Award Winners (names also listed in next section)

Voting Now Open for Patricia Gallagher Awards

Children across Oregon are voting for their favorite book...

Learn how your students can be involved!

Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller . Written by Doreen Rappaport, Illustrated by Matt Tavares
Help Me, Mr. Mutt! Written by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel, Illustrated by Janet Stevens
If You Love Honey, Written by Martha Sullivan, Illustrated by Kathy Morrison
Pele: King of Soccer, Written by Monica Brown, Illustrated by Rudy Guiterrez

President’s Message by Carol Lauritzen

In this season of giving, Carol offers us eight reasons why a book is a perfect gift (backed up by research, of course!).

Award of Excellence

OSLA Receives Award of Excellence from the International Literacy Association (ILA).

We have received this award for 31 consecutive years in recognition of our service to literacy!

Literacy Award