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Friday, September 26, 2014

Early Childhood Classes in Ellsworth

Kids enjoy super hero storytime in Eau Claire
I just had a conversation with Julie from Ellsworth.  She was recovering from a particularly exciting and wild storytime.  Each fall, students taking an Early Childhood class at the high school come to her library to observe (and sometimes help with) storytime.  The teacher contacted her years ago to find out if students could come and observe--isn't that cool?  The teacher recognizes that her students have a lot to learn from a library program.

Do you have a class like this offered in your school?  It might be worth offering the students a chance to come and observe you, and if that isn't possible, I bet it would be worthwhile for you to offer to come over and do a little presentation about early literacy and libraries...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

We Love Books Storytime

Many thanks to Valerie Spooner, the new youth services librarian at the Rusk County Community Library in Ladysmith.  Valerie comes to libraries from a rich early childhood background, and she took the time to send us a blog post about her first storytime!

Today was my first storytime so  I wanted to do something simple and easy. We talked about book care and created a poster to hang in the children's area of the library. Here's an outline of what I did with links :)
It seems like a lot, but it filled our 30 minutes perfectly.