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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)

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.


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

Picture of phone with library books imposed over paper book

"...we of OSLA need to promote and support caregivers in making the commitment to read picture books aloud to our young children. Our Pat Gallagher book project supports these research findings! Experiences on electronic devices just don’t have the same effect and may even be detrimental to children’s development as readers."

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