Free Webinar on Storytime

Please let your staff and colleagues know about this FREE event!

Title: What’s New for Storytimes

Presenter: Penny Peck

Format: Webinar

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Start Time: 12 Noon Pacific

1PM Mountain

2PM Central

3PM Eastern

This webinar will last approximately one hour. Webinars are free of charge. Please note: we have changed hosting services fromWebEx to Adobe Connect, so we advise you to test your browser before the webinar:

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Is conducting storytime the favorite part of your job – but also the task in which you feel “burned out?” If so, this webinar will give you ideas to refresh your storytimes with new books to engage your audience. Whether you are relatively new or a longtime storytime presenter, everyone will take away storytime plans, booklists, and resources to revitalize this essential library program.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will know about:

  • New books that contain a participation, cumulative, circular, creative dramatic, dialogic reading, or concept element
  • New books that enhance preliteracy skills of print motivation and awareness, phonological awareness, vocabulary, narrative skills, and letter knowledge
  • Websites and other resources for storytime planning, songs, fingerplays, and other storytime essentials
  • Use of toys and play in storytime
  • Arranging picture books by topic to increase parent use of the library

This webinar will be of interest to staff at public or school libraries who conduct storytimes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, or daycare or Kindergarten groups.

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