2015 Summer Reading Program Workshops and Webinars
It is not too soon to begin planning the 2015 summer reading program. Jeannine Birkenfeld and Charity Huechteman, Children’s Librarians at Springfield-Greene County Library District, will present ideas for new programs, displays, hands-on activities, and practical tips for outreach programming for the 2015 Missouri statewide summer library programs, Every Hero Has a Story for children and Unmask! for teens. These workshops are free and open to Missouri public and school library personnel who serve children and their families. Locations, dates, and times include:
- Poplar Bluff Municipal Library, October 21, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- St. Charles City-County Library Spencer Road Branch, October 22, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Mid-Continent Public Library Woodneath Library Center, November 3, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Springfield-Greene County Library The Library Center, November 5, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Registration is required and can be completed online. Attendance is limited to one participant per branch or two per library system. Registration closes October 6, 2014.
There will also be three webinars on three separate topics from the live workshops. These webinars are free and open to Missouri public and school library personnel who serve children and their families. Dates, times, and topics include:
- Every Hero Has a Story: October 29, 2014, 2:00-3:30PM
- Unmask!: November 6, 2014, 2:00-3:30PM
- 2015 Summer Reading Program Marketing and Outreach: November 12, 2014, 2:00-3:30PM
Registration is required and can be completed online up to the webinar start time.
Please direct questions about the workshops and webinars to Lisa Peters, Youth Services Consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 800-325-0131.
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