Early Literacy Success in Storytimes

Storytimes have long been a beloved staple of library programming but their design and purpose have dramatically changed in recent years. Research has demonstrated that the first five years of a child’s life are critical for brain and early literacy development.

Participants will learn about the early literacy practices, techniques and skills on how to incorporate early literacy asides into intentionally planned thematic storytimes. This workshop is intended for library staff that work with children who are birth to school entry.

Two sessions to choose from:
Tuesday, March 7, 1:00-3:00pm, Mid-Hudson Library System Auditorium

Wednesday, March 8, 1:00 – 3:00pm, Kingston Library

This workshop is offered as part of the Ready to Read at New York Libraries initiative developed by the New York State Education Department. This program supports the impact public libraries can have as early literacy professionals through NYS Family Literacy Funds.