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AZ Libraries for Early Literacy Regional Summit - Tucson

The Arizona State Library will offer 3 regional summits that include workshops, activities and networking opportunities with a focus on early literacy.  Multiple sessions will be offered at each Regional Summit including sessions on storytimes, family engagement, and the importance of play.

Sessions will include:

Family Engagement at the Library: Putting the PLAY Back into Programs - Mariko Whelan

Play is crucial for children’s development, fostering creativity, social skills, and cognitive abilities. Integrating play into library activities promotes a positive learning environment, encouraging families to bond through shared experiences while enhancing literacy and communication skills in an enjoyable way. In this interactive session we will explore ways to promote family engagement through playful program ideas. We need to ensure that play is reinstated or remains a central and enjoyable component of library programming. As we work to engage families, we need to remember that the key is to make activities enjoyable and inclusive, encouraging families to connect while exploring the wonders of the library.

Unlocking the Power of Early Math: A Guide to Early Math Literacies – Meg Beer

Learn what other librarian around the state are saying and doing in their Storytimes to help parents learn about early math. We'll explore many facets of math including number sense, counting, size/measuring, shapes, sequencing, addition & subtraction, spatial awareness, matching, sorting, and time. We'll address things you can do with Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers. Ready to go activities you can use in your storytimes will be raffled off.

Age Appropriate Storytimes: What You Need to Know – Jeanene DeFine

If you are looking to improve your storytime engagement, then this session is the right one for you. You will learn the why's, how's and the what's for building the best storytimes for each age group. This session is interactive! We will be reading, singing, and sharing what we know about storytime. You will walk away with new knowledge of children's development and a storytime outline to apply that knowledge.

Youth Outreach - The Fun Way!  - Jasmine Brazil

Libraries can make outreach fun and engaging for young children and their caregivers all while having fun! Discuss Community partnerships & outreach, getting started, making connections, marketing, community events and social media.  We will share ways you can better connect to preschools, families, and daycare centers with fun and engaging activities.

If you have any questions, please contact dthrockmorton@azlibrary.gov. 

Friday, February 23, 2024
Time (MST):
9:00am - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
Arizona Time (change)
Pima County Public Library – Joel Valdez Main Library – 101 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ
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