Dream Big!: Bringing the Early Literacy Manual to Life

We’ve talked about how to help parents get their children ready to read by talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Next, on January 17th at 10am, we’ll look at how we can promote early literacy through Summer Reading. We’re also going to get out of our seats and show off our storytime stuff! Suffolk County librarians: please come prepared to share a song, story, flannel story, book, or activity from the Early Literacy portion of the CSLP Summer Reading Program manual. We’ll see the Summer Reading Program manual brought to life by the experts – YOU!

Here’s how to participate:

  1. Let us know you are coming. Call or email Tracy, or you can register yourself online from inside your library.
  2. Grab your copy of the SRP Manual and take a look at the specific programs we’ll be bringing to life: Pajama Party, Things That Go Bump in the Night, When I Grow Up, and Creatures of the Night. Choose something you’d like to demonstrate to the group. Feel free to share your own idea – just be sure to stick to one of the four program themes.)
  3. Complete this brief questionnaire.

Please feel free to contact SCLS Youth Services with any questions!


Upcoming events:

February 3 Children’s Librarians Meeting

February 15 SCLA/PLDA program: How to Fill Out a Training & Experience Exam. Brentwood Public Library. 10am.

February 15 Children’s Department Managers

February 21 Free Booklist Webinar: Books for Youth Alert: New Titles for 2012

February 29 Performers Showcase

March 23 YSS Spring Conference

April 28 Authors Unlimited

May 3 Long Island Library Conference

May 11 Assistive Technology and Resource Fair. SCLS Blue Room and Auditorium. 10am – 4pm.

May 14 Children’s Department Managers

May 15 PALS Public Services

August 11 Battle of the Books

September 25 Children’s Department Managers

October 19 CLASC/SCLS Fall Literature Conference: Timeless Tales, Emerging Visions. Featuring Katherine Paterson and John Rocco.

December 13 Children’s Department Managers