Start Making a Reader Today supporters from around the state will go to Salem March 16 to inform legislators about the role SMART plays in helping schools raise the reading proficiency of children in grades K-3 at no cost to the schools.

Currently, SMART volunteers are active in John Jacob Astor, Warrenton, Seaside Heights and Cannon Beach elementary schools. More SMART readers, team members and ambassadors are needed. Chapter members are also being recruited for community support and fundraising.

For information, or to get involved, call Diane Wilkinson, SMART area manager for Clatsop, Tillamook and Yamhill counties, at (503) 965-0062 or go to (