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ALA @ NOLA share: Books for Library’s Youngest Patrons: Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers

On ALA Connect (to which everyone can subscribe even if they aren’t a member of ALA) Sue McCleaf Nespeca wrote about the program: Books for Library’s Youngest Patrons: Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers. If you were to visit the ALSC website, it would mention the program but not the amazing speakers, so I am sharing Sue’s description:

“Preschool Storytime has been a staple in libraries for years, but now the audience for programs has become much younger. Librarians model to parents and caregivers how to share great books, rhymes and songs with the youngest members of our community. What does one look for when choosing the best books for children ages zero to five? How important are developmental stages and what techniques can be employed while sharing books with the very young?

Speakers: Denise Fleming, recipient of the Caldecott Honor and author of several books for the very young; Roger Priddy, founder and creative director of Priddy Books; April Whatley Bedford, Ph.D., College of Education and Human Development, University of New Orleans; Sue McCleaf Nespeca, Early Literacy & Children’s Literature Specialist, Kid Lit Plus Consulting

This program will be held on Monday, June 27, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the
Convention Center, Room 338. Hope to see you there!

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Leading up to the ALA Annual Conference I will be sharing interesting programs that might be overlooked. I welcome you to share your favorites in the comments. Please note I have a new email address dianerchen at gmail dot com.