Part of a new series of trainings all about the basics of library services to youth, this learning opportunity gave attendees the chance to hear about the history of Youth Services, the importance of developmentally appropriate storytimes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, and how to intentionally prepare for a storytime that models good reading behavior for caregivers.
Presenters: Dr. Pat Feehan; Rebecca Thomas of Richland Library; Joanne Stebbins of Charleston County Public Library; Rebecca Antill, Youth Services Consultant
We talked about the collection of resources available for struggling readers in the Richland Library Learning Studio and how to select appropriate books and materials for all types of readers and develop programming to serve emerging readers and their families. Attendees got to experience dyslexia through a learning simulation and explore strategies to help young readers to improve their reading skills, as well as different technologies available to help physically challenged learners.
Presenters: Laura Rogers & Emily Johansson, Richland Library; Tammy Wallace, SC Assistive Technology Program; Eve Bowers, Lancaster County Public Library
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is the world's largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. From creative programming and best practices to continuing education and professional connections—ALSC members are innovators in the field of children's library service.