Regional Elementary Library Workshops Coming in August

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Read to Me is sponsoring workshops in your area in August. Supporting the Common Core & Much More: A Workshop for Idaho Elementary School Library Staff will be held August 5 at the Coeur d’Alene Best Western, August 8 and the Idaho Falls Hilton Garden Inn, and August 11at the Boise Riverside Hotel. These free workshops will cover these topics:

  • Background on how literacy develops in elementary-age students and how school libraries can best support that development
  • Circulation policies that increase access
  • Summer Learning Loss
  • Importance of informational text in supporting the common core and a hands-on look on good nonfiction choices for this age group
  • Novelist K-8
  • A word (or two) about weeding
  • Motivating kids to read

Workshops will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch and light snacks are provided.Mileage will be reimbursed for those traveling more than 40 miles one way from your school to the workshop location. Travel forms will be available at the workshops. Email Stephanie.bailey-white@libraries.idaho.gov for questions. More information and registration links follow: