Ready2Learn Cards Now Available at the Library

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What if helping your child off to a great start was as free and easy as getting a library card? Parents can now register their children for the new free Ready 2 Learn card and start saving for college.

Ready 2 Learn is a new program for children ages birth to 5 who live in Umatilla, Union, Baker, Grant and Wallowa counties through a partnership with regional libraries, the InterMountain Education Service District, Greater Eastern Oregon Behavioral Health Inc., Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Once parents register their children for the free Ready 2 Learn card, children will have access to a wide variety of books, movies, music, fun activities and educational programs through their local libraries. In addition, registration for the Ready 2 Learn card also opens an Oregon College Savings Plan for the child with just a $25 initial deposit. Each time a child checks out a book or participates in one of the library programs, a small cash amount is credited to the child’s college savings account. Other options are available for families who cannot make the $25 initial deposit into the Oregon College Savings Plan.