SAVE THE DATE
Anyone new to presenting a library storytime has asked the following questions: Which books should I read? Are crafts required? To puppet or not to puppet? But it's also important to ask: How am I helping to build early literacy skills? How can I engage parents and caregivers? This interactive workshop will address the components of a successful storytime as well as how to incorporate best practices for early literacy into programs and outreach. We will also be reviewing the Talking is Teaching campaign and early literacy grant opportunities for 2019, including loanable kits for families and an early literacy kickoff event. Registration coming soon, but for now, save the date - January 15, from 1-3pm.
SUMMER WITH STAR NET
CSLP and STAR Net are partnering to share science and technology-related resources with libraries this summer. If you’re interested in getting programming resource notifications (and other news) for 2019’s Summer Learning Program, register your library’s participation to receive priority access to science materials from NASA and a variety of other sources, automatic entry for chance to win 1 of 2 FREE Orion StarBlast Telescopes, and library representation on STAR Net‘s “Year of Space” Map. For more information, including vetted STEM activities, printable materials, and web resources, visit the Star Net website today!
SKYPE WITH AN AUTHOR
World Read Aloud Day is February 1, and one great way to celebrate is by arranging a Skype visit with a children's author! Author Kate Messner explains how to set one up and provides a list of participating authors for 2019 on her blog.
BEST BOOKS OF 2018
School Library Journal shares their picks for the best books for children of all ages from the past year. Check it out!