Sad news on the literacy front...

From their webpage:

Oregon Literacy, Inc. Closing After 40 Years of Service

After more than forty years of dedication to the advancement of literacy, Oregon Literacy has closed it doors to the public. Citing financial difficulties, OLI directors made the difficult decision to end the existence of the statewide organization that had championed the cause of literacy through access of educational materials, political advocacy and community alliances.

Popular OLI activities included the Chalk It Up for Literacy Festival, the Literacy Scrabble Tournament, the OLI bookstore, the tutor book scholarship program, and many others. The OLI presence and contribution to the cause of promoting literacy will be missed. PLC would like to give a well deserved "thank you and best wishes" to the OLI staff and everyone who has been involved with the organization.

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