JUL 29

Bilingual Storytimes: Building Early Literacy and Community

Archive and related resources from July 29, 2009 webinar on Bilingual Storytime programs at the Seattle Public and San Francisco Public Libraries.

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Bilingual Storytimes: Building Early Literacy and Community

Originally presented July 29, 2009.

Libraries are expanding storytime programming to build early literacy skills in their community. The Mission Branch of the San Francisco Public Library recently added to their popular Bilingual Toddler Tales Program (300-400 attendees!) hands-on literacy activity stations for caregivers to explore. Seattle Public Library has expanded their Summer Reading Program to include bilingual storytimes in Chinese, Vietnamese and Spanish. Both libraries have had great success in their early literacy programming and continue to build deep connections with caregivers in their communities. Join Laura Tarango (ltarango at sfpl.org), children's librarian at the Mission Branch, and Valerie Wonder (valerie.wonder at spl.org), immigrant and refugee programs manager at Seattle Public Library, during this free webinar. You’ll hear how they assessed the community’s needs, developed and adapted the programs; and they’ll provide practical steps for you to apply to your outreach and programming efforts.

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29 July 2009


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]