Racing to Read to Go Workshops, Webinars and Grant Opportunity
During the weeks of September 2nd and September 9th, the Missouri State Library will provide five workshops across the state focusing on the outreach and partnership components of Racing to Read called Racing to Read to Go. Topics include: 1) the background of Racing to Read to Go; 2) tips for connecting with agencies in the community, particularly those that work with families considered to be high risk; 3) how to successfully incorporate partnerships into early literacy program efforts; and 4) provide ideas for programming outside the library.
Three webinars focusing on different parts of the live workshop will be held on September 24, 25, and 30 from 2:00PM-3:30PM. Registration for webinars is currently not available.
The trainers for the sessions will be Nancee Dahms-Stinson and Stephanie Smallwood from Springfield-Greene County Library. They were both instrumental in creating the Racing to Read early literacy model and the Racing to Read to Go component. Registration for the workshop is required and can be completed online. Registration closes August 22, 2014.
Public libraries that are certified to receive State Aid and which have a staff member attend the Racing to Read to Go workshop or all three webinars will be eligible for a grant to help implement or enhance early literacy programs and services, particularly outreach services. The application due date is November 7, 2014. The grant period will be February 1 through August 15, 2015. The grant application is located here.
For further information about the workshops, webinars or grant opportunity, contact Lisa Peters, Youth Services Consultant, at email@example.com or 1-800-325-0131.
Summer Reading Program Survey
The Summer Reading Program Survey is ready for input. To complete the survey, please visit http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1657278/2014-Summer-Reading-Program-Survey upon completion of the 2014 Summer Reading Program. The deadline for responses is September 5, 2014. Please complete and submit this survey regardless of whether or not a summer reading program was presented this summer. For further information, please contact Lisa Peters, Youth Services Consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-522-9564.
MOYAC (Missouri Youth and Children) is an un-moderated discussion list, sponsored by the Missouri State Library, for staff providing children's and young adult services in Missouri public and school libraries.
Every Child Ready to Read The Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children, have incorporated the latest research into a series of parent and caregiver workshops to provide public libraries with vital tools to help prepare parents for their critical role as their child's first teacher.
Collaborative Summer Reading Program Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is a grassroots consortium of states working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials.
Libraries and Autism This link provides a customer service training video primarily for library staff to help them serve individuals with autism and their families more effectively.
Washington Learning Systems These materials are designed to encourage parents to interact with their children to facilitate language, early literacy, and positive parent-child interactions. Some materials available in other languages.
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