Interview: SMART Readers

EUGENE, Ore — An Oregon nonprofit is getting national recognition for helping to improve children’s reading skills. The Start Making A Reader Today, or SMART program, is the 2014 Recipient of the Library of Congress Literacy Award in the American Prize Category. Laure McNichols, SMART’s Lane County Assistant Manager, joined us live in the studio … Continue reading »

SMART Gets Library of Congress Award

EUGENE, Ore. — The Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) program is this year’s recipient of a big award. The program was chosen from hundreds of applicants as the winner of the Library of Congress Literacy Award in the American Prize category. The honor comes with $50,000, which the program plans on using to support … Continue reading »

KEZI 9 News “Be Inspired” Campaign

Nothing is more critical to a child’s success in life than the ability to read.  Many children don’t have books of their own, making it hard for them to read, learn and succeed. KEZI 9 News and ABC are partnering with First Book, SMART, and the Cow Creek Tribe of Indians, to share the power … Continue reading »