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Ready for a change of scenery? Expand your current early literacy efforts by reaching children, parents, and caregivers who aren’t already coming to the library. We'll learn how to use the five early literacy skills and outreach to help your library break down the walls of service and reach those who may not know they need it. Discover the tools and techniques to identify potential community partners, develop community relationships, and ways to share important library services.
By attending this webinar, participants will:
- Learn how to take the five early literacy practices from Every Child Ready to Read out of the storytime room and into the community.
- Learn how to identify and develop relationships with potential community partners
- Discover tools to help develop partnerships and create buy-in
- Learn ways to reach and empower parents in their role as their child’s first teacher.
About the Instructors
Kara Fennell Walker
is the Head of Youth Services with the Geauga County Public Library in Ohio. She has worked as a children's librarian in public libraries for over fifteen years and is currently serving as a member of ALSC's Early Childhood Programs and Services committee. Her area of expertise is providing library services to children from birth to age five, creating family programs, and developing new community outreach. When not in working with children and their families at the library, Kara can be found at home wrangling her own two kiddos, ages one and four.Kristen Rocha
is the New York Public Library’s Manager of Early Childhood Education. She supervises early childhood educational programming across NYPL's 89 branch libraries, which includes developing programs and staff training, and managing community partnerships with organizations like the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Mayor's Office. Kristen has over five years of experience designing and implementing educational programs in museums and libraries. Prior to joining the NYPL she created and delivered outreach programming for the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. When not working with children and their families at the library, Kristen can be found swing dancing, or training her new puppy! Kristen is a new member of ALSC’s Early Childhood Services and Programs Committee.Brooke Sheets
is the Senior Librarian for the Children’s Literature Department of the Los Angeles Public Library. She has been a children’s librarian for over 10 years, and is a member of the California Library Association, the American Library Association and several of its divisions. She is currently serving as a member of ALSC’s Early Childhood Programs and Services committee.