1,000 Books Before Kindergarten: Early Literacy DIY

October 21, 2015

Looking for ways to extend early literacy learning from your storytimes into the homes of the families in your community? The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative is a great way to help families prepare their preschoolers for later reading success. In this webinar, we’ll learn about the origins and the benefits of the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program and how to start a program at your library. You’ll also find readily available resources to make preparation a snap and ideas for funding sources to make the program a reality in your community.

Learn:

  1. The history, purpose and benefits of 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten programs
  2. The issues and outcomes in developing a program
  3. Easy methods for setting up and funding a program at your library
  4. Key resources to assist in program development and planning

Presenter

Marge Loch-Wouters

Marge Loch-Wouters

Marge has over 40 years of experience in children's services and is an adjunct lecturer at University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Library & Information Studies. In her role as a consultant, she has presented numerous workshops, webinars and training on all aspects of youth services both statewide and nationally. In 2010, she was honored as the Wisconsin Library Association Demco Librarian of the Year. Marge blogs at Tiny Tips for Library Fun (tinytipsforlibraryfun.blogspot.com) and tweets at @lochwouters.

Moderator

Liz Bowie

Liz Bowie

Marketing Content Manager at Demco, Inc.
Liz is the Content Strategy Manager for Demco. Her background includes editorial management and product development of innovative and time-saving tools for schools and libraries, with an emphasis on Common Core, literacy and math. The products she and her team have developed, including classroom games, learning centers and professional development resources, have garnered 46 industry awards for excellence in education. Liz is passionate about promoting literacy through her work and the work of others. If you are interested in sharing your ideas and programming tips on Demco’s Ideas and Inspiration blog or have ideas for topics you’d like to see covered, contact Liz at lizb@demco.com