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Title: Storytimes for Everyone!

Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014

Time(s): 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Lunch 12-1 p.m.)

Location: Minnesota State Community and Technical College, 900 Hwy 34 E, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, C101 Auditorium

Description: Storytimes for Everyone!

Adults as Partners in Developing Language and Literacy in Young Children (based on Every Child Ready to Read 2)

Presented by: Saroj Ghoting, Early Childhood Literacy Consultant

Enhance your storytimes by incorporating information for parents/caregivers into them. Includes an overview and examples of early literacy components in newborn to five-year-old development, the five practices (sing, talk, read, write, play), and techniques for planning storytimes that reach adults and children.

Event Type: Professional Development

Target Audience: Librarians and Early Childhood Professionals

Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Education, State Library Services & the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Contact: Jackie Blagsvedt

Contact Phone: 651-582-8805

Contact Email:

Fee: None

Registration URL:

Registration Deadline: September 2, 2014

LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE: 50 participants maximum

Materials: Bring with you the following:

1. Storytime Plan* (can be hand-written)

2. One book from the storytime.

* Participants who do not present storytimes: Please bring one picture book that you enjoy and would use with a child any age between 2 and 5 years old.

No one will be put on the spot to present a storytime!

Additional Information: This training is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [LS 00-13-0024-13] and the Minnesota Department of Education.