OVERVIEW
Background
Objectives
History

Libraries

RESOURCES
Storytime Planning
Parent Education
Spanish Resources

PROMOTION
Outreach

Publicity

EVALUATION
Participant Surveys
Library Data

 

 



 

SPANISH-LANGUAGE RESOURCES

Public Library Association Resources

Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library for the Spanish-Speaking Community - The PLA page of storytime aids and parent education materials in MS Word and PDF formats:

Additional Storytime Resources

Mama Lisa's World - Children's songs and rhymes from all over the world.

Mission Possible: Spy a Book - bilingual storytimes ready to go. Each themed Spanish/English program includes books to share, fingerplays and rhymes, songs, a craft, a game, ideas for guest presenters and suggested videos.

Additional Parent Education Resources

La Llave del Exito video (Born to Succeed) - Ten-minute video in which Latino families express the importance of passing on books, stories and songs from generation to generation. Suitable especially for parents of children birth to age 2. Available through the MHLS Professional Collection (see NOTE below) or for purchase from the Multnomah County Library. NOTE: MHLS Professional Collection Materials may be borrowed only by MHLS member library staff, by placing a hold through the Millennium staff module. You will not be able to use Request-a-Title to order these materials.

Free MHLS Booklets to Give to Participating Families

The following booklets may be ordered through the MHLS online Material Request form:

  • Los Ninos, los Libros desde el Principio (Babies & Books from the Beginning) - Specifically directed toward Spanish-speaking families with children ages birth to age 3, booklets include suggestions for promoting early language development, samples of common nursery rhymes, information about how to get an MHLS library card and a listing of area library phone numbers. Revised and reprinted in 2003, the booklets may be used as handouts to "new" parents visiting the library, to families attending baby, toddler and preschool storytimes or to community agencies serving families with very young children.

  • El Buen Comienzo do la Lectura: Lo Que Pueden Hacer los Padres Durante los Premeros Cinco Anos (Reading Right from the Start) - In Spanish, an easy-to-read illustrated booklet that shows parents how they can help their children (birth - 5) gain the language and literacy knowledge necessary to become readers and writers. It uses the everyday routines that parents do with their children to show how to build vocabulary, learn about conversations, and discover meaning from the written word. Parents learn about the value of talking, singing, and reading to their child every day. The booklet includes recommended reading lists for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.


 

HOME  |  MID-HUDSON LIBRARY SYSTEM  | UNITED WAY OF DUTCHESS COUNTY  
 PUBLIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION  |  CONTACT US