Just a quick reminder that the Strengthening Young Families Through Early Literacy Practices class that was cancelled in January has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 20, from 1-3pm at NCLS. (If you were signed up for a January class and are interested in coming to the February class, you don't need to re-register, but if you can't make it, please let us know.) Here's a class description:
Early literacy doesn’t need to stop when young children leave our libraries; we can help families incorporate the five practices of talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing into their lives wherever they go! Participants will review best practices for early literacy programming and services, with a particular focus on library-led workshops for parent and caregivers. This class is the second component training of Ready to Read at New York Libraries and attendees will receive priority in the Year 2 Family Literacy Mini-Grants.
CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK
Registration is open now through February 19 to become an official event location for the 99th annual Children’s Book Week celebration. Participating schools, libraries and bookstores will receive free Book Week posters designed by author-illustrator Jillian Tamaki and access to new downloadable materials, including original bookmarks, a comic book, and book award ballots, stickers, and suggestions for setting up voting booths. All official Book Week events will also be featured on the Children’s Book Council’s interactive online map. Check it out!
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
From the ALSC blog: "At the 53rd Street branch of the New York Public Library, STEAM programming is in high demand, especially with our youngest library users. So how do you keep kids engaged after months and months of weekly programs? Fellow children’s librarian Grace Zell and I found an exciting new approach to STEAM programming from an unlikely source: Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) novels..."
From YALSA: "YALSA will host free live monthly webinars beginning in March 2018. Each one will be facilitated by knowledgeable youth development experts and library staff and focus on a different competency in YALSA’s brand new Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff. All free webinars will be held from 2:00 – 3:00pm, eastern, the second Thursday of the month. These webinars are free and open to any interested individual, regardless of job or membership status. Webinar recordings will be available for those who can’t participate in the live session..."