Preschool Storytime Basics Webinar

March 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sponsored by: Children’s Services Division

Register @ my OLC | Deadline to register 3/8/18.

Member:  $20* | Non-member:  $40

*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

Presenter: Kate McCartney, Head of Youth Services, Marysville Public Library

Program Overview: Storytimes are a valuable service to children, parents, and child care providers in the community on many different levels. This webinar will cover the basics of planning, preparing, and presenting engaging storytimes for preschoolers at your library. You will learn more about great book selections as well as songs and fingerplays to captivate a young audience. You’ll also learn a few tips to address storytime challenges like organizing materials, reading aloud to a group, and managing difficult situations.

Learning Objectives:
You’ll learn how to:

  1. plan successful storytimes for preschoolers
  2. select perfect books, songs and fingerplays for this age group
  3. organize materials
  4. address common challenges
  5. manage difficult situations
  6. captivate your audience

Intended Audience: Children’s librarians and library staff who work with children.

What’s Included: Participation in the live webinar and/or access to the archived version at a later date, resources (if applicable) provided by the presenter.

NOTE: Webinar invitations and access information will be sent via e-mail. Please check that your correct e-mail address is listed in your my OLC profile page.

Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this webinar counts as (1) continuing education contact hour of credit.

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies Addressed: Programming