Early Literacy Fundamentals Workshops and Webinar
During the week of March 24, the Missouri State Library will provide three live workshops across the state focusing on early literacy fundamentals, affordable early literacy programming, ways to collaborate with early childhood educators and ideas for successful outreach. A similar webinar will be held in the afternoon of April 14 (time to be determined) and will include information on early literacy fundamentals and programming. Locations, dates, and times include:
- St. Charles City-County Library-Administrative Office, March 24, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Carrollton Public Library, March 25, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Rolla Public Library, March 27, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The trainer for the workshops and webinar will be Sue McCleaf Nespeca. Sue was one of the six original trainers on Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) and has trained for ECRR2. She is a teacher of Library Materials and Services and Programs for Young Children at Kent State University. She is also an Early Literacy/Children's Literature Specialist for Kid Lit Plus Consulting.
Registration is required and can be completed online. Registration closes March 13, 2014. Please contact Lisa Peters, Youth Services Consultant, at email@example.com or 1-800-325-0131with questions.
Early Literacy Fundamentals Grant Opportunities
Public libraries that are certified to receive State Aid and which have a staff member attend the Early Literacy Fundamentals training will be eligible for a grant to help implement or enhance early literacy programs and services at their libraries. The grant period is scheduled for May through August 2014. Grantees will be expected to integrate the early literacy development skills learned at the workshop into their summer library program efforts.
Please contact Lisa Peters, Youth Services Consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-325-0131with questions.
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.
Bookmarks to encourage reading activities The State Library produces a series of bookmarks containing ideas for parents to use in the effort to get children to read. The four bookmarks target different age groups and needs.
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.
- American Library Association
- American Library Services to Children (ALSC)
- Young Adult Library Services Association
- ALA Book, Print & Media Awards
- Public Library Association
- American Association of School Libraries