Three SMART Generations

Posted by: SMART

As many who volunteer know, volunteering feeds the soul of the volunteer as much as those who are on the receiving end. At SMART, we hear time and… Read More ›

Why Reading at Home is Important

10 Ways to Spark Engagement with Books and Reading

10 ways to spark engagement with books and reading

10 Ways to Spark Engagement with Books and Reading from SMART (Start Making a Reader Today)   Reading is the gateway to learning, opening doors to faraway adventures, new… Read More ›

What You Can Do at Home to Inspire Literacy

Reposted from: KinderCare

Studies have shown that the single greatest predictor of a child’s academic achievement is parental involvement. In fact, every action you take sets an example for your child…. Read More ›

The Best Defense Against Bullying: Arming Your Kids With Stories

Reposted from: The Huffington Post

Pam Allyn, founder and executive director of LitWorld and LitLife, wrote an excellent blog entry about how books can help both bullies and their victims cope with life’s… Read More ›

Along with all schools across Oregon, SMART Reading programs will be closed through April 28 to limit the spread of COVID-19. We’ll continue to monitor developments and keep you updated. Our staff is working remotely and available to you!