You already provide great storytimes. Supercharge them and make them even better!
After several years of research, forty fearless librarians, working with Project VIEWS2 researchers and a small army of UW iSchool students under the guidance of the late Dr. Eliza T. Dresang, were able to demonstrate that public library storytimes really do make a difference when early literacy principles are intentionally incorporated into their delivery. Find out for yourself by attending one of the upcoming free Supercharged Storytimes workshops that will demonstrate how to supercharge your storytimes with research-based tools and techniques that will make your programs:
- More fun;
- More creative;
- Easier to plan; and
- More effective in helping children learn to read.
These free workshops will be held in the following locations during the first two weeks of May 2016:
- Monday, May 2: Timberland Regional Library, Tumwater branch;
- Tuesday, May 3: Camas Public Library;
- Thursday, May 5: Anacortes Public Library;
- Friday, May 6: Kitsap Regional Library, Scout Hall (across from Silverdale branch);
- Monday, May 9: Richland Public Library;
- Tuesday, May 10: Yakima Valley Libraries, Sunnyside branch;
- Thursday, May 12: Spokane County Library District, Argonne branch (Spokane);
- Friday, May 13: Neill Public Library, Pullman.
For additional information and to register, click here.
Libraries can look into financial assistance with travel expenses available through Professional Development Grants from the Washington State Library.