Just a quick reminder that NCLS is holding Storytime for Early Literacy Newcomers next week - during which we will review elements of a successful storytime and show how storytime can build early literacy skills, family engagment, and community connections. We will also be giving an overview the NCLS Talking is Teaching campaign and introducing two new mini-grants for 2019. This class is for storytime beginners and veterans alike and will be a great opportunity to share songs, rhymes, and other useful items from your bag of tricks. Don't delay, sign up today!
FEBRUARY 2 IS...
Take Your Child to the Library Day! Take Your Child to the Library Day (TYCLD) is an international initiative that raises community awareness about the importance of the library in the life of a child, and promotes library services and programs for children and families. Already planning an event? Register your library here and be listed among the other libraries across the nation that participate.
SNACK FOOD OLYMPICS
From Teen Services Underground: "Just because there is no Olympics this year doesn’t mean you can’t host your own Snack Food Olympics at the library! Food programs are perennially popular with teens, and the best part is that no one needs to be a world-class athlete to compete..."
FOR YOUR RADAR
Looking to give your children's audio collection a boost? You could not ask for a better shopping list to begin with than the discussion list being used by the Notable Children's Recordings Committee at ALA Midwinter in a few weeks. The list includes both audiobooks and music recordings; check it out!