Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM (morning session) ; 1:15 PM – 3:30 PM (afternoon session)
Place: William K. Sanford Town Library, Colonie
Cost: varies – see registration form for specific options
A workshop double header! Participants may attend either the morning or afternoon sessions, or both!
Early Literacy Community Asset Analysis: Effectively serving families with young children requires knowing who they are, how they live, which other community services they use, and what they need and want from your library. Whatever size your library, in this workshop, you will learn how to:
– Investigate the assets your community offers to young families
– Identify strategic stakeholders and potential partners
– Analyze the knowledge you’ve gained to make your library a more valued and valuable early literacy resource
This training is part of the NYS early literacy initiative Ready to Read At New York Libraries. Presenters: Mary Fellows, Upper Hudson Library System & Sue Rokos, Mohawk Valley Library System
Storytime Management: Are your story times sometimes hard to manage? Would your activities be better if you weren’t spending so much time managing behaviors? Learn tested techniques and fun activities for calming and managing your young participants (and their parents!) so that everyone can get the most value from the experience. Presenter: Don Stinton, Stepping Stones Learning Center, Rochester, NY
This workshop doubleheader is supported in part by funds from the New York State Library’s Family Literacy Library Services grant program; this means that each MVLS participant will be reimbursed the workshop fee (up to $20 for full day session) but not including lunch. Libraries must pay up front and will be reimbursed after the workshop. Each MVLS library that sends participants will be reimbursed $25 travel fee (one per library) as well. See the registration form at http://www.mvls.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Storytime-Skills-workshop-October.pdf for attendance options and costs.