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March - Cultural Competency

This is the last of a year long project where the Scappoose Public Library focused on a new social-emotional skill for early learners each month. Thank you to the NW Early Learning Hub for a generous grant which will help fund this endeavor! March is about Cultural Competency.

March is about Cultural Competency

“In diversity there is beauty  and there is strength.”  – Maya Angelou

Books about Cultural Competency:

  • Amira's Picture Day by Reem Faruqi
  • Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang
  • Between Us and Abuela by Mitali Perkins
  • Clem and Crab by Fiona Lumbers
  • Dumplings for Lili by Melissa Iwai
  • Families Belong by Dan Saks
  • Hello, Friend/Hola, Amigo by 123 Andrés
  • I Dream of Popo by Livia Blackburne
  • Kits, Cubs, and Calves: An Arctic Summer by Suzie Napayok-Short
  • Like the Moon Loves the Sky by Hena Khan
  • Love Around the World by Alli Brydon
  • A Map Into the World by Kao Kalia Yang
  • My Tree by Hope Lim
  • Ohana Means Family by Ilima Loomis
  • Paletero Man by Lucky Diaz
  • Salsa Lullaby by Jen Arena
  • Saturday by Oge Mora
  • A Story About Afiya by James Berry
  • THAO by Thao Lam
  • A Thousand White Butterflies by Jessica Betancourt-Perez & Karen Lynn Williams
  • Última Parada de la Calle Market by Matt de la Peña


A world map in a gradient of colors. Each continent is a different group of colors and each country is a slightly different color. Text on the bottom reads: "Put a star where you live. Add a star for the setting of each book you read. How many stars can you add?"Click the image for a printable PDF.

Engage with your child about Cultural Competency:

  • Learn about the experiences of people with different cultural backgrounds and learn to be comfortable with those differences.
  • Books are a great way to introduce your child to a variety of cultures. When sharing a book point out and celebrate the differences you see.
  • To learn from others we need to be good listeners. Talk to your child about how to be an engaged listener. Practice listening with an open mind. Make an effort to understand without needing to respond.
  • "Culture" doesn't just mean race or ethnicity. Even people who appear similar to you may have different life experiences.

Previous Social-Emotional Learning Themes

Hours & Contact Information

52469 SE 2nd Street 
Scappoose, OR 97056

PO Box 400 
Scappoose, OR 97056

Monday            10:00-6:00
Tuesday            10:00-8:00
Wednesday    10:00-8:00
Thursday         10:00-8:00
Friday                10:00-6:00
Saturday          10:00-3:00
Sunday              Closed

Curbside pickup available.



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Library2go eBooks and digital audio books are now listed in the library catalog!

Search the catalog for digital titles or click on the image above to go directly to the site.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Logo of a train made out of books.

Columbia County is participating in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.  Kids 0-5 years old can be signed-up to receive a FREE book every month in the mail.   The program is designed to encourage a love of reading from an early age.  

You can sign your child up for the Imagination Library by clicking the image above.