Workshop – It’s All About the Children – No Wait! The Parents : Strengthening Young Families through Modeling and Readers’ Advisory

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (check in and networking 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM)
Place: Schenectady County Public Library, Central Library
Cost: Registration for MVLS library staff/volunteers is funded through the MVLS NYS 2015-2016 Family Literacy Grant; cost for others varies
Presenters: Mary Fellows, UHLS; Lisa G. Kropp, Suffolk Cooperative Library System; Sue Rokos, MVLS

Five practices – talk, sing, read, write, and play – help young children develop the skills they need to be successful readers and learners. Thanks to Every Child Ready to Read2® (ECRR2), the initiative that introduced these research-based practices, we’re on the path to modeling and embedding the practices in our storytime programming. Yet what happens after the families leave the library? Could changing how we interact with parents or caregivers at the library have an even bigger impact on early literacy in our community?


This workshop provides:

  • A refresher or introduction to the ECRR2 skills
  • Techniques for empowering parents and caregivers to continue early literacy engagement at home
  • Best books for early literacy programs
  • Methods for using readers advisory to promote early literacy practices

This training is part of the NYS early literacy initiative Ready to Read At New York Libraries.

Registration deadline is September 25, 2015. See the workshop flyer at for registration form.

This customer service workshop is supported in part by funds from the New York State Library’s Family Literacy Library Services grant program.


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