Early Literacy 101 workshop to be offered twice in September - and once in November!

Ohio Ready to Read presents its FREE* hands-on early literacy training workshop!  Open to all Ohio public library workers, Early Literacy 101 is coming to several Ohio locations this fall. Note: as of Sept. 1, the workshop in Hudson is full. Please join us in Eaton or Bowling Green!

Early Literacy 101
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm, including a lunch break
Preble County District Library, 301 N. Barron St, Eaton (near I-70 and Indiana State Line)
This workshop is free*, but registration is required.
The library will coordinate pizza lunch. *Each attendee is asked to bring $5 toward lunch.
To register or for more information, contact Janet at jdwyer@library.ohio.gov.

Early Literacy 101
Friday, September 29, 2017
9:30 am - 3:00 pm; lunch provided (*$15 fee for lunch/amenities)
NEO-RLS Office, 1580 Georgetown Rd., Hudson (north of Akron)
This workshop is full as of 9/1/17. Please email Melissa Lattanzi, lattanzm@neo-rls.org, to be put on a waiting list. An additional workshop may be added for the future.

Early Literacy 101
Thursday, November 16, 2017
9:30 am - 4:30 pm, including a 1-hour lunch break
Northwest Regional Library System (NORWELD) Office, 181 1/2 S. Main St., Bowling Green
This workshop is free. Lunch will be on your own. To register or for more information: norweld.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=941

Please mark your calendars if you haven’t yet attended an Ohio Ready to Read Early Literacy 101 workshop.  This training provides essential early literacy information that is valuable for all staff who plan & present storytimes and other programs for children.  Participants will learn how brain development impacts how young children learn, and will explore effective, research-based early literacy resources and activities. The workshop covers the Six Early Literacy Skills presented in the PLA/ALSC Every Child Ready to Read® 1st edition, and the Five Early Literacy Practices presented in the 2nd edition, along with other early literacy concepts and storytime tips. Ohio Ready to Read trainers Celeste Swanson of Dayton Metro Library and Janet Ingraham Dwyer of the State Library of Ohio will lead the Preble County workshop. ORTR trainers Julia Shaheen and Marianna DiGiacomo of Stark County District Library will lead the NEO-RLS workshop. Kate McCartney of Marysville Library and Janet Ingraham Dwyer will lead the NORWELD workshop. Learn more about the Early Literacy 101 workshop.

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