Launching Meeting for Early Literacy Advocates in Libraries

Meeting
Thursday, January 18, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Where: 
Cook Memorial Public Library

Early Literacy Advocates in Libraries
How does your library support the language and literacy development of children ages Birth-5?

Are you an early literacy coordinator, specialist or trainer at your library? Are you in charge of your library's preschool and childcare outreach services?

Join the inaugural meeting of a new networking group, Early Literacy Advocates in Libraries.

This group will tackle topics tied to the question: How does your library support the language and literacy development of children ages Birth-5?

Some topics might be:
• Current developments in brain research related to early literacy
• Library services that support early literacy initiatives
• Use of social media to support early literacy services
• Collections and materials that support early literacy initiatives
• Facilities and/or learning spaces that support early literacy development
• Resources (for us and our patrons) that support early literacy initiatives
• Outreach – identifying and supporting at risk children, visiting preschools and childcare facilities, and nurturing partnerships with community organizations.

During this first meeting, we will create a statement of purpose, brainstorm topics, discuss communication methods, discuss the group's name, and future meeting dates.

Sharing brings people together, and we are each other's best resource.

Event Coordinator: Terri Norstrom
Email: tnorstrom@cooklib.org
Phone: 224-573-7425

URL for registration

http://tinyurl.com/railsearlylit

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