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Do you have a child who will be 5 years old on or by September 1st? It's time to register them for kindergarten! Below are links to all Multnomah County School Districts and their kindergarten registration information.

If you're not sure which elementary school is your home school, each district has a school locator to check. If you need help identifying your district, find schools near you using your address or ZIP code, or call 2-1-1.

 

 

Centennial has registration packets available in English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Somali and Chinese. Student bus information is also available.

Corbett has a Google form available in English and Spanish to determine interest. Formal registration will follow.

David Douglas has online registration available in English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese and Simplified Chinese. 

Gresham-Barlow asks that you register your child by June 1st. Select languages other than English at the top of the screen for Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Hmong, Vietnamese, and Arabic. Language assistance is available to help non-English speaking families with the enrollment process and other services. 

Parkrose offers online registration for the first time this year. Information is on their website in English and Spanish.

Portland Public Schools' online registration process takes 20-30 minutes and school staff will follow up with you later in the summer. With schools closed, online registration is the easiest option. Paper registration packets are available at meal sites, May 28 through June 10.  Packets will be located at the curriculum tables and include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for easy mailing..

  • You don’t need to register if your child attends a PPS Head Start or Pre-Kindergarten program.
  • If a child has an approved transfer and the parent registers online, the parent must do so using their neighborhood school based on the home address. The Enrollment and Transfer Center will change the school location to the transfer school at a later date. 
  • Families with children who have IEPs will need to register using a paper form.

Reynolds information is available in English and Spanish. Staff will contact you to confirm your child's enrollment after you submit the registration. Families will be invited in August to a virtual or in-person Kindergarten Orientation (depending on state guidance). 

Riverdale asks parents of new students to submit a New Resident Introduction Form as soon as possible. An enrollment packet will then be shared.

Centennial

David Douglas School District

Cualquier niño que tenga cinco (5) años de edad el 1 de septiembre o antes es elegible para inscribirse en el Kindergarten en la escuela de su hogar designada.

La inscripción en línea  está disponible para la nueva inscripción de estudiantes de Kindergarten para 2020-21. Después de que se haya enviado la solicitud en línea, debe comunicarse con la escuela límite de su hijo para completar los formularios específicos de la escuela, la asignación de clase, los horarios y otra información para que la transición de su hijo sea fácil. Si se registra en línea, también puede cargar el certificado de inmunización de su hijo, el certificado de nacimiento y el comprobante de domicilio, o traerlos a la escuela.

Gresham-Barlow

línea está disponible para la inscripción de nuevos estudiantes. Una vez que se haya aceptado la solicitud en línea, la  escuela se comunicará con usted para un seguimiento adicional y puede  programar una reunión antes del primer día de su hijo. Esto es importante ya que puede recibir formularios específicos de la escuela para completar, tareas de clase, horarios y otra información para hacer que la transición de su hijo sea fácil. Si tiene preguntas, puede comunicarse con la escuela de su vecindario. Use la aplicación Localizador de escuelas para determinar en qué límite de la escuela vive.

Parkrose

Para la inscripción en el jardín de infantes en la primavera de 2020, Parkrose utilizará nuestro sistema de inscripción en línea. Padres / tutores, tenga lo siguiente listo para completar el proceso de registro: comprobante de edad, registro de vacunas, comprobante de domicilio, y nombres y números de teléfono de contactos de emergencia. Para comenzar, visite http://www.parkrose.k12.or.us/registration. Preguntas? Por favor llame al: 503-408-2100

Portland Public Schools

Si su hijo tiene 5 años de edad antes del 1º de septiembre, por favor inscríbalo en el kínder. Para inscribirse haga click en este enlace: https://www.pps.net/kinderenroll. El proceso toma de 20 a 30 minutos y el personal de la escuela se comunicará con usted a finales del verano. Mientras las escuelas permanecen cerradas, inscribirse en línea es la opción más fácil, pero los papeles de inscripción estarán disponibles muy pronto también. No es necesario inscribir a su hijo si actualmente asiste al programa escolar de PPS Head Start o Pre-kínder.

Reynolds

Si su estudiante es nuevo en el Distrito Escolar de Reynolds, regístrese para la inscripción. 

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The library may be closed and people are staying home, but it doesn't mean parents and caregivers are alone in trying to help young children learn and develop.  This collection of resources includes articles, videos, webinars, and activities to help parents and caregivers support their children's healthy development during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

For parents:

A support guide for parents raising babies and toddlers through the coronavirus crisis
This article from Quartz offers reassurance to parents who are concerned that their child is missing out on opportunities for growth and development during these times of uncertainty and isolation. Included are resources to help keep young children engaged and learning, ideas for parental self-care, and links to sources of information about child development.

How to Support Children (and Yourself) During the COVID-19 Outbreak
The Center on the Developing Child offers three main activities that can help parents promote their young child’s healthy development and manage their own stress during the pandemic. PDFs are provided in both English and Spanish.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
From PBS Kids for Parents website. A parent shares how she talked with her children about the coronavirus. Includes “four ways we can help young kids build germ-busting habits.” The article is also available in Spanish.

For childcare providers:

Trauma and Resilience: The Role of Child Care Providers
A webinar focused on the effect of trauma on children’s learning.It addresses the role of teachers and providers using resilience building strategies to support children across the age continuum.

5 ways early care and education providers can support children’s remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic
From Child Trends.

For anyone interested in children’s development and well-being:

How to Teach Children to Stay 6 Feet Apart
Tips on how to teach social distancing to children from No Time for Flashcards.

Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Guidance, recommendations, and resources provided by child trauma experts at Child Trends and the Child Trauma Training Center at the University of Massachusetts.

What Is COVID-19? And How Does It Relate to Child Development?
From the Center on the Developing Child: “An infographic that explains the basics of what COVID-19 is, and what it can mean for stress levels in both children and adults… it explains how all of us can work to ensure the wellbeing of the community now and in the future”. PDFs are available in English and Spanish.

Resilience
A short video and an article about how children build resilience from the Center on the Developing Child.

More information:

2 Ways COVID-19 is Creating Even Greater Inequities in Early Childhood Education
A brief article from The Education Trust, a national nonprofit that works to close opportunity gaps that disproportionately affect students of color and students from low-income families.

The Brain Architects Podcast: COVID-19 Special Edition: Creating Communities of Opportunity
Dr. David Williams discusses ways in which the coronavirus pandemic is particularly affecting people of color in the U.S., and what that can mean for early childhood development. 

Thinking About Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Impacts Through a Science-Informed, Early Childhood Lens
An article from the Center for the Developing Child.

Distance learning can be challenging.  If you are looking for help with schooling, here are some free tutoring resources  to consider.

Tutor.com

Who is eligible :  K-college students
Registration required : yes for some features, no for live help
Who are the tutors :  college and graduate students, teachers, working professionals
Which languages is tutoring available in : English, Spanish, Vietnamese

Other Tutor.com information : 
available with a library card
live tutoring 2-10 pm daily
essay help
worksheets
suggested websites
learning videos

Learn to Be

Who is eligible : K-12 students with a focus on underserved students
Registration required : yes
Who are the tutors : high school and college students, adults
Which languages is tutoring available in : English

Interns for Good

Who is eligible : Elementary and middle school students
Registration required : yes
Who are the tutors : high school students
Which languages is tutoring available in : English

Teens Tutor Teens

Who is eligible : Teens 13-18
Registration required : yes
Who are the tutors : high school students
Which languages is tutoring available in : English
 
Other Teens Tutor Teens information :
group tutoring
test prep tutoring
on-demand videos
worksheets
essay editing
 

If you are looking for extra academic support instead of live tutoring, consider these free resources:

Learning Resource Express Library has academic support resources for upper elementary school through high school. Available with your Multnomah County Library card.

Khan Academy has free video-based lessons and practice for K-12 students.

Smart Tutor offers free resources for K-8 students and support for high school math.

With the rapid changes in response to COVID-19, teens are under a great deal of stress. They are struggling with adapting to online school, being isolated from their friends, and losing out on important milestones and opportunities. As parents and caregivers are working through their own stresses and difficulties, it can be difficult to know how to support teens during this time. Here are some resources to help.

Library resources

If you don't already have a library card, you can sign up for a temporary card online.

Find great young adult audio and e-books on Overdrive Teens.

Stream movies and music, and find graphic novels and comics on Hoopla.

Even though the library isn’t recruiting Summer Reading volunteers this year, we will still have the Summer Reading Program. It starts June 15 and participants can play online or with a paper game board. The grand prize is the choice of a Technology Package or an Experience Portland Family Fun Package.

Check out more resources highlighted on our teen page.

Mental and emotional health

Teens can get peer support from YouthLine. No problem is too big or too small. Call 877.968.8491 or text 83986. YouthLine has also created a list of support resources specifically for COVID-19.

UNICEF has six strategies for how teens can cope with COVID-19.

John Krasinski of The Office launched a YouTube Channel called Some Good News to help lift spirits during quarantine.

With nearly 7.5 million followers, Yoga with Adriene is a very high quality YouTube channel. She has videos on meditation, physical fitness, and using yoga to process emotions.

Teens can help combat the spread COVID-19 in their communities by donating homemade masks to Multnomah County Joint Response. The CDC has instructions on how to make and properly use cloth face masks.

Resources for parents and caregivers

For up-to-date information and resources, check the Multnomah County page on COVID-19.

The Education Development Center has tips for Parenting an Older Teen in a COVID-19 World.

The Search Institute has a Relationships Checkup tool for parents, other caregivers and educators.

Quaranteengers: Strategies for Parenting in Close Quarters, a New York Times article, offers advice on how parents and caregivers can support teens during quarantine.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has created a helpful fact sheet for parents and caregivers. It contains a table broken down by age group that lists some common reactions children and teens might have to stress as well as ways that parents and caregivers can support youth. 

It’s also important to take care of yourself while taking care of others. Here are some resources for self-care for parents and caregivers.

National Parent Helpline, 1.855.427.2736

Mental Health and Coping with Stress from the CDC

Why Parents Need Self-Compassion During the Coronavirus Pandemic from the Chidlren's Hospital of Philadelphia

Parenting During Coronavirus: You Are Enough from PBS Parents

 

by Jane Salisbury, MCL volunteer

Clarissa Littler had volunteered since 2016 for Multnomah County Library, teaching computer skills at neighborhood libraries, and teaching programming and other skills at the Rockwood Library Makerspace, but when the COVID-19 pandemic came to Oregon early in 2020, she embarked on an entirely new venture: using 3D printers to make face shields and other protective equipment to help frontline workers all over Multnomah County. 

Clarissa’s path to this amazing project was long and full: she was a physicist and a computer science researcher who eventually began working in curriculum design, with an emphasis on programs for teens. She worked as the director of curriculum design for Pixel Arts Game Education, a non-profit whose mission is to create safe learning spaces for young people to play and design games together. When the schools closed for the year because of the pandemic, she had time on her hands.

All over the world, the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) was rising, and designers were developing plans that could be used on ordinary 3D printers. A Czech company called Prusa developed a 3D printer design for a face shield that could be used widely. Using the makerspace equipment at Rockwood Library, and working with Ben Sanford, the makerspace coordinator, Clarissa began working 10-hour days making face shields. These are being distributed through OHSU and Portland Public Schools to frontline workers. Clarissa said, “During the COVID-19 outbreak, I was so glad to be able to use the makerspace. I really wanted to do something to help. I learned so much in the actual doing of this project.” 

Beyond her wonderful dedication to the library and her work as a curriculum designer, Clarissa pursues many interests: philosophy, art, and music, including a genre called algorithmic music, a subset of electronic music, which involves using coding to compose and perform music live. She reads widely. For example, at the moment, she is reading The Affect Theory Reader, a scholarly text, and a cozy mystery involving witches, which she describes as “silly fluff.”

Asked which book has influenced her most deeply, Clarissa cited The Phenomenology of Perception, by the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty. She spoke of its deep implications for consciousness and its exploration of how we perceive the world.

The library is deeply important in Clarissa’s life. She’s happy to have a good stack of books that she snagged before library buildings closed to the public. But more seriously, she said, “I see libraries as the last bastion of community space...it’s something I care about. I can get academic texts through interlibrary loan that I couldn’t possibly afford otherwise. I hope to continue working in the library.”  

Before the closure, Clarissa often walked the two miles from her home to Woodstock Library to pick up her books and spend time there. And she often took the bus to different libraries, way up to St. Johns, for example, to read and code and write in the comfort and community of the library space, which she values so highly. Her remarkable dedication and love of the library is a bright light in these complex times. 

Bất kỳ đứa trẻ nào sẽ được năm (5) tuổi vào hoặc trước ngày 1 tháng 9 đều đủ điều kiện đăng ký học Mẫu giáo tại trường học tại nhà được chỉ định.

Centennial School District :  Con của bạn phải đủ 5 tuổi vào hoặc trước ngày 1 tháng 9 năm 2020 để đủ điều kiện nhập học mẫu giáo cho năm học. Vui lòng điền vào mẫu đăng ký dưới đây gửi email đến trường học tại nhà của bạn cùng với bằng chứng cư trú và bằng chứng sinh.

David Douglas School District : Đăng ký trực tuyến  có sẵn cho tuyển sinh mẫu giáo mới cho năm 2020-21. Sau khi nộp đơn trực tuyến, bạn nên liên hệ với trường biên giới của con bạn để biết các hình thức cụ thể của trường để hoàn thành, phân công lớp học, lịch trình và các thông tin khác để giúp quá trình chuyển đổi của con bạn trở nên suôn sẻ. Nếu bạn đăng ký trực tuyến, bạn cũng có thể tải lên giấy chứng nhận tiêm chủng, giấy khai sinh và bằng chứng địa chỉ của con bạn, hoặc mang chúng đến trường.

Gresham-Barlow School DistrictĐăng ký trực tuyến có sẵn để đăng ký học sinh mới. Sau khi đơn đăng ký trực tuyến được chấp nhận, nhà  trường sẽ liên lạc với bạn để theo dõi thêm và có thể  sắp xếp một cuộc họp trước ngày đầu tiên của con bạn. Điều này rất quan trọng vì bạn có thể nhận được các biểu mẫu cụ thể của trường để hoàn thành, bài tập trên lớp, lịch trình và các thông tin khác để giúp quá trình chuyển đổi của con bạn trở nên suôn sẻ. Nếu bạn có thắc mắc, bạn có thể liên hệ với trường hàng xóm của bạn. Sử dụng ứng dụng Định vị trường học để xác định ranh giới trường bạn sống.

Portland Public SchoolsNếu quý vị có một bé lên 5 tuổi vào Ngày 1 Tháng 9, xin hãy đăng ký học Mẫu Giáo!  Để đăng ký, truy cập vào trang mạng pps.net/kinderenroll. Quy trình này mất khoảng 20-30 phút và nhân viên nhà trường sẽ liên lạc với quý vị trong mùa hè này. Trong khi các trường học đóng cửa, thì đăng ký trên mạng là sự lựa chọn dễ nhất, nhưng chọn điền đơn trên giấy cũng sẽ sớm được cung cấp. Quý vị không cần phải đăng ký nếu con em quý vị đang tham gia chương trình Head Start hoặc Pre-Kindergarten/ Lớp Mầm Non ở PPS.

Любой ребенок, которому будет 1 (пять) лет 1 сентября или ранее, имеет право записаться в Детский сад в назначенной им домашней школе.

Centennial School District : Регистрационный пакет,  Добро пожаловать в детский буклет для родителей

David Douglas School District : Онлайн регистрация  доступна для новых учащихся в детский сад на 2020-21 годы. После подачи онлайн-заявки вы должны связаться с пограничной школой вашего ребенка, чтобы заполнить школьные формы, заполнить школьные задания, расписание и другую информацию, чтобы сделать переход вашего ребенка гладким. Если вы регистрируетесь в Интернете, вы также можете загрузить справку о прививках вашего ребенка, свидетельство о рождении и подтверждение адреса или принести их в школу.

Gresham-Barlow School District : доступна онлайн-регистрация. После того, как онлайн-заявка будет принята,  школа свяжется с вами для дополнительного наблюдения и может  назначить встречу до первого дня вашего ребенка. Это важно, так как вы можете получать школьные формы для заполнения, классные задания, расписание и другую информацию, чтобы сделать переход вашего ребенка гладким. Если у вас есть вопросы, вы можете обратиться в местную школу. Используйте приложение «Локатор школ», чтобы определить, в какой школе вы живете.

Portland Public Schools :  Если у вас есть ребёнок, которому к 1 сентября будет 5 лет, пожалуйста, зарегистрируйтесь в нулевой класс! Чтобы зарегистрироваться, зайдите на веб-сайт pps.net/kinderenroll. Процесс занимает 20-30 минут, и сотрудники школы свяжутся с вами позже летом. В связи с закрытием школ регистрация онлайн является самым простым вариантом, но заявления на бумаге будут доступны в ближайшее время. Вам не надо регистрироваться, если ваш ребёнок посещает программу “Head Start” или “Pre-Kindergarten” в PPS.

9月1日或之前五(5)岁的任何孩子都有资格在其指定的家庭学校就读幼儿园。

Centennial School District注册包-中文

David Douglas School District在线注册  适用于2020-21年的幼儿园新入学学生。提交在线申请后,您应联系孩子的边界学校以获取学校特定的表格,以完成,班级分配,时间表和其他信息,以使孩子顺利过渡。如果您在线注册,还可以上传孩子的免疫证明,出生证明和住址证明,或将其带到学校。

Portland Public Schools : 如果您的孩子在9月1日将满5岁,请注册幼儿园! 要注册,请访问pps.net/kinderenroll。 这过程只需20到30分钟,学校工作人员将在暑期末与您跟。 在学校关闭的情况下,在线注册是最简单的选择,但书面注册将很快推出。 如果您的孩子参加了PPS学前班(Head Start)或幼儿园预备课程,则无需注册。

Ilmo kasta oo noqon doona shan (5) sano markay tahay ama ka hor bisha Sebtember 1, wuxuu u qalmaa inuu ku qoro Kindergarten dugsiga loogu talagalay.

Centennial School District Foomka is-Qoridda Ardeyga

David Douglas School DistrictDiiwaangelinta khadka  tooska ah ayaa loo heli karaa isdiiwaangalinta ardayda cusub ee Xanaanada sanadka 2020-21. Kadib markaad gudbiso arjiga khadka tooska ah waa inaad kala xiriirtaa dugsiga xuduuda ubadkaaga si aad u buuxiso, ku meelayso fasalka, jadwalka iyo macluumaadka kale si aad uga dhigto kala guurka ilmaha mid fudud. Haddii aad isku diiwaangeliso khadka tooska ah, waxaad sidoo kale soo gelin kartaa shahaadada tallaalka ilmahaaga, shahaadada dhalashada iyo caddeynta cinwaanka, ama waxaad u keeni kartaa dugsiga.

Portland Public Schools : Haddii ilmahaaga da’diisu noqoneyso 5 sanno marka la gaaro bisha Sebtamber 1deeda, fadlan diiwaangali ilmahaaga! Haddaba si aad u diiwaangaliso ilmahaaga waxaad tegtaa pps.net/kinderenroll. Marka aad diiwaangalineysa dariiqa la marayaa wuxuu qaadanayaa qiyaastii 20-30 daqiiqo, iyada oo shaqaalaha iskuulku kula soo xiriiri doonaan ka dib xilliga xaggaaga.  Maadaama ay hadda iskuuladu xiran yihiin, habka ugu fudud waa inaad online ka diiwaangaliso ilmahaaga, laakiin habkii xaashida ahaa ee diiwaangalintu waxa uu diyaar noqon doonaa sida ugu degdeg badan. Haddii ilmahaagu wax ka baranayey  barnaamijyada Bilowga Waxbarashada(Head Start) ama Xannaanada Bilowga ah(Pre-Kindergarten) uma baahnid inaad diiwaangaliso

As we are continuing to shelter in place through the end of the school year, here are some of our favorite authors and illustrators bringing their work directly to your kids and teens at home.

Jason Reynolds’ Write. Right. Rite. series. Create an award for yourself. Write a letter to a 15-year-old loved one. Design a book cover. Jason Reynolds, the seventh National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, brings weekly lessons and writing prompts about learning the ritual of “authentic”—not to be confused with “correct” or “exact”—expression. Throughout the series, he will share his passion for storytelling while discussing topics like creativity, connection, and imagination.  

Thank You Thursdays! With Mo Willems. Every Thursday in May, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts education artist-in-residence Mo Willems will lead kids and adults in creating doodles to thank people whose actions in the face of coronavirus have been inspirational. 

The Guinness Book of World Records Weekly Challenge. The Guinness Book of World Records has created an at-home platform for kids to explore the stories of people who have set world records, and try breaking some of their own. Join each weekly challenge with ##gwrchallenge

Reading Rockets - video Interviews. Want to learn more about one of your favorite authors? Watch one of these videos! 

Storyline Online. Join celebrated actors like Rashida Jones, Betty White, and Rami Malek reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. 

#Operation Read Aloud. This Facebook page has links to all kinds of folks - famous people, authors and others, reading books out loud. 

Kids Ask Authors. Kids Ask Authors (subscribe here!) is  a weekly 5-10 minute podcast where children’s book author/illustrator Grace Lin and a guest author answer a question from a child reader. You can read their answers on this website.  Most episodes end with a book review, poem, short story or a joke by kids! Submit a question HERE! Submit a kid book review, poem, short story or joke HERE!

#PenguinTeenSocial. Penguin Teen Canada is offering programming through social media to draw those readers under the hashtag #PenguinTeenSocial. Throughout the month of May, readers can follow the hashtag on social media to events ranging from a Zoom Trivia Night with authors Marie Lu, Rory Power, Jo Treggiari, and Katie Heaney, to a Twitter q&a with Jennifer Niven.

The coronavirus pandemic is challenging for everyone. For the community of children experiencing autism, it can be especially confusing. Here are some suggestions for help with navigating the crisis.

For fun

Enjoy the videos in Multnomah County Library's It's Storytime! collection, especially the Sensory Storytime playlist. Mix and match the short videos in this growing collection to create the perfect storytime for your child.

Spectrum Storytime with Ethan - fun books read by a very engaging young man who is on the spectrum.

Inclusive Storytime, Hillsboro Library & PSU - This collaborative storytime,  specifically designed for kids with varying learning styles and abilities, has moved online. Join the Facebook group and gain access to all of the parent guides and videos they have created. 

For information

Disability Rights Oregon - Know Your Rights: Education Rights During COVID-19 outlines a process for assessing and advocating for your child’s educational needs.

COVID-19 Resources for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs from the Oregon Health Authority provides a similar list of resources to this one.

DIY Ways to Meet a Child's Sensory Needs at Home from Edutopia. Occupational therapists and trauma-informed teachers weigh in on how to create sensory tools and spaces with what you have at home.

FACTOregon.com shares Additional COVID-19 Resources, a compilation of resources relating to COVID-19 and education. They have a series of Distance Learning Webinars (Sample: Special Education and the IEP: Distance Learning Edition) and the “Special Education and Distance Learning: What You Need to Know Toolkit” available in English and Spanish.

Autism Society of Oregon Resources for School Closure has created a page with links to a variety of homeschooling sites, activities, virtual tours, exercise and more.

Understood.com Coronavirus Latest Updates and Tips has a LOT of resources to help parents and atypical children cope with learning and supporting your child at home. Here’s one example: Stuck at Home? 20 Learning Activities to Keep Kids Busy

The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) provides Emergencies and National Disasters: Helping Children and Families Cope, a collection of resources for parents of young children that include charts and a number of social stories to help your child understand what’s happening.

Attention, educators! Are you tired of using the same old books with your classes every year? Attend one of the library's summer educator workshops to learn about the latest and greatest books to use in the classroom. All workshops will be offered online this year.

 

Gotta Read This: New books to connect with your curriculum: This workshop highlights new books you might integrate into your language arts, social studies, math, science and arts curriculum. We have separate workshops for kindergarten to fifth-grade educators and sixth- to 12th-grade educators.

 

Novel-Ties (for fourth- to eighth-grade educators) online workshop: Hot, new fiction to use in book discussion groups and literature circles

 

2020 Talking Equity and Social Justice: Free Booktalks and Community Discussion for Educators and Parents: Are you looking for some good new books to share with youth on topics like diversity, equity and social responsibility? Multnomah County School Corps Librarian Cathy Camper will share quick booktalks for educators and parents on titles that address these topics, aimed at grades K-3, 4-8 and 9-12. She will also share tips about using books to promote equity. Online lists of the books will be provided.

 

Register now, and we’ll contact you to let you know when the workshops are available.  Contact School Corps with questions.

Các Thư viện

  • Tất cả thư viện Quận Multnomah đóng cửa do dịch COVID-19 cho đến khi có thông báo thêm. Xin đừng trả lại thư liệu cho thư viện trong thời gian này. Quý vị sẽ không bị tính phí trả muộn.
  • Chúng tôi nhớ quý vị!

Cách Tận Hưởng Thư viện Trực Tuyến của Quý vị

Dịch vụ/Chương trình tạm ngừng

  • Những chương trình, lịch biểu có gặp gỡ trực tiếp tạm ngừng cho đến tháng 8.
  • Các thư viện hủy bỏ hoặc không chấp nhận đơn đặt trước phòng họp cho đến tháng 8.

Khi nào Thư viện sẽ mở cửa lại?

Thư viện Quận Multnomah sẽ mở cửa lại khi có sự chỉ đạo của Chủ tịch Deborah Kafoury và hướng dẫn từ các quan chức y tế cộng đồng. Mặc dù hiện tại chưa có ngày tháng xác định, nhưng thư viện đang theo dõi tình hình chặt chẽ, và đang lập kế hoạch để khôi phục lại dịch vụ thư viện khi thấy an toàn để làm như vậy.

Xin vô trang COVID-19 của Quận Multnomah để biết thêm thông tin mới cập nhật về y tế và nguồn lực cộng đồng.

Здания библиотек 

  • Все библиотеки округа Малтнома закрыты в связи с пандемией COVID19 до дальнейшего уведомления 
  • Мы по вам скучаем! 

Пользуйтесь библиотекой в режиме онлайн 

Отмена мероприятий 

  • Все программы библиотеки отменены до конца Августа 
  • Бронирование помещений для собраний отменено до конца Августа

Когда библиотеки откроются?

Библиотеки будут открыты по указанию председателя округа Малтнома Деборы Кафури и под руководством должностных лиц здравоохранения. В настоящее время нет установленной даты, но библиотека внимательно следит за рекомендациями и планирует открыться, когда это будет считаться безопасным.

Для получения регулярно обновляемой информации, посетите официальный веб-сайт Департамента здравоохранения округа Малтнома COVID-19
 

图书馆建筑物

  • 由于新冠状病毒 ( COVID-19) 大流行,所有穆鲁玛郡图书馆都已关闭,直到另行通知为止。请您不要退还图书馆的书籍和材料, 逾期物品不会罚款。
  • 我们想念你!

享用图书馆的网上服务

取消服务

  • 图书馆内举办之活动取消直到八月份。
  • 会议室预订取消直到八月份。

图书馆什么时候重新开放?

图书馆将在穆鲁玛郡主席Deborah Kafoury和公共卫生官员的指示下重新开放。
目前没有确定的日期,但是图书馆会密切关注指示和制定恢复图书馆服务的计划, 将在确认安全的情况下重新开放。

请查看 穆鲁玛郡的新冠状病毒 ( COVID-19) 网页 以获取最新的公共卫生信息和资源。

Edificios de la biblioteca

  • Todos los edificios de la Biblioteca del Condado de Multnomah están cerrados hasta nuevo aviso debido a la pandemia del COVID-19. Por favor no devuelva materiales de la biblioteca. No se le cobrará por devoluciones tardías.
  • ¡Los extrañamos!

Formas de disfrutar la biblioteca en línea

Cancelaciones

  • Los programas de la biblioteca en persona están cancelados hasta agosto.
  • Las reservaciones de las salas de reuniones están canceladas hasta agosto.

¿Cuándo volverá a abrir la biblioteca?

Las bibliotecas volverán a abrir bajo la dirección de la Presidenta del Condado de Multnomah, Deborah Kafoury, y la orientación de los funcionarios de salud pública. Actualmente no hay una fecha establecida, pero la biblioteca está monitoreando de cerca la orientación y está haciendo planes para restaurar los servicios de la biblioteca cuando se considere seguro hacerlo.

Por favor consulte la página COVID-19 del Condado de Multnomah para obtener información y recursos de salud pública actualizados.

Library buildings

  • All Multnomah County library buildings are closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Do not return library materials. You will not be charged for late returns.
  • Multnomah County Library is hard at work making plans to resume some limited, phased library service and allow materials to be returned, with health and safety of patrons and staff as the top priority.
  • We miss you!

Ways to enjoy your library online

Cancellations

  • In-person library programs are cancelled through August. 
  • Meeting room reservations are cancelled through August. 

When will the library reopen?

Libraries will restore services under the direction of Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury and guidance from public health officials. The library will announce its plans to restore limited service as soon as possible.

Please check Multnomah County's COVID-19 page for updated public health information and resources.

The COVID-19 pandemic is having profound economic impacts on people in our community. These resources may help.   

The information in this post was last updated 4/26/20 at 5 pm. 

Common questions

I’m not working/working enough to pay my bills. Is there help available? 
Starting at 10am on Monday, April 27, you can apply for Emergency Household Stabilization Funds through 211info. The fund will provide limited direct cash assistance to at least 2,000 households to help cover urgent needs like groceries, rent, utilities, and medical expenses. Assistance with language interpretation or accessibility is available.
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Tiếng Việt: Tải xuống thông tin này bằng ngôn ngữ ưu tiên của quý vị

How can I make sure I am getting my stimulus payment?
The IRS has a site where you can apply and track your payment status.

Am I eligible for unemployment benefits if my job ended due to COVID-19?
You may be.
This OPB interview has more information about applying for unemployment benefits.

Where can I get help with food?
Meal resources for families
Guide to food resources

I’m not able to pay my utility bills. Is there help?
Many utilities are suspending disconnection or termination of service and there are other resources available

I’m worried about getting behind on rent and being evicted. Is there help?
Local leaders announced a moratorium on residential evictions in Multnomah County and in public housing

I’m concerned that my business won’t stay open. Is there help?
Yes. Get business planning, counseling, financial assistance and more

I can’t afford a computer or internet service. Is there help?
Yes. Here's a tool to find low-cost internet and affordable computers in your area. Also, Xfinity wi-fi public hotspots are now available to everyone until further notice.

Ask us for help

Library staff are standing by to help in any way we can. Email us

Related news and information
 

Federal

This week Congress passed and the president signed another relief package with additional funds for small businesses, hospitals, and testing. The federal income tax filing deadline has been postponed to July 15. Additional federal legislative proposals are under consideration.

State

Get press releases, executive orders, and other state relevant information directly from Governor Kate Brown’s website.

Local

Multnomah County’s official coronavirus resource site provides news, guidance, resources and factual information.

The Community Services Network is tracking changes to services including food, shelter, health care, transportation and more.

Cindy and her dog, Maddie
Cindy Hiday is the author of Iditarod Nights, a Library Writers Project book that has recently been published in partnership with Ooligan Press. 

People love dogs! What inspired you to write about the Iditarod Sled Dog Race in particular?

I became hooked on the sport when I read Race Across Alaska: First woman to win the Iditarod tells her story, by Libby Riddles and Tim Jones. I'm drawn to stories about women who are courageous under pressure, as Libby Riddles certainly was when she found herself exhausted and caught in a blizzard during the race. When I read about a local woman who put her career on hold to train and compete in the Iditarod, I had the spark of an idea for my heroine in Iditarod Nights. For a time, the research consumed me. I discovered there is so much more behind the Iditarod – from its early beginnings to its present-day sport – than most people realize. I admire the veteran mushers, their dedication and how they put their dogs' wellbeing ahead of their own. And I fell in love with the dogs! They are amazing athletes; the sheer joy in their expressions when they're hooked up to a sled is thrilling!

Are there common themes you find yourself drawn to in your writing and the books you read?

My author brand is writing in the spirit of adventure and happy endings; that's my promise to my readers. The more challenging and seemingly impossible the adventure, the better. There has to be character growth beyond what the character believes themselves capable of. And even though I put my characters on an emotional rollercoaster, there is always a happy outcome. I want a story, whether one of my own or someone else's, to leave me with a good feeling. I'm not genre-specific in what I write or read. To date, I've published three contemporary romances and a humorous adventure novel. If it's a good story, I don't care if it's a romance or western or sci-fi/fantasy. I just finished reading Nora Roberts' dystopian series Chronicles of the OneI'm a huge Stephen King fan, especially his Dark Tower series and Christine, and Whiskey When We're Dry, by John Larison, knocked my socks off!

What can readers expect from Cindy Hiday next?

My current work-in-progress, Come Snowfall, takes place in 1880's eastern Oregon and is about a twelve-year-old girl who discovers how far she's willing to go to save her family. My husband and I went camping near Baker City last summer to research the area where my story begins, near the Elkhorns and Wallowas, and we visited the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. It's beautiful country, and it has been fascinating to learn about the history of that era, the pioneering west. I hope to have the book finished by the end of the year.

Who inspires you in your life?

Resilient people. People who find the silver lining or a solution to a challenging situation. People who don't know the meaning of the word "can't"; And kind people. Something as simple as a smile from a stranger can brighten my entire day.

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