Wednesday, March 25, 2009

West Springfield Public Library: A Commitment to Early Literacy Training

Research shows that children get ready to read years before they start school. *

Currently the West Springfield Public Library is featuring an exhibit that showcases its commitment to early literacy by highlighting the programming and services that the youth department staff is currently providing to its community.

On Tuesday, March 24, West Springfield Youth Services Librarian, Terri Mitus, conducted a live demonstration of the first session of her library’s successful “Little Crawlers” storytime series. Following this inspiring demonstration, Terri shared with colleagues tips and techniques on ways to conduct a successful lapsit program.

The West Springfield Public Library was a 2007 recipient of the Library Services & Technology Act "Mother Goose On the Loose" grant funded program that is administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.


Baby rhyming time / Linda L. Ernst. Neal-Schuman Publishers, c2008 PROF 027.62

Early literacy storytimes @ your library : partnering with caregivers for success / Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting and Pamela Martin-Díaz. American Library Association, 2006. PROF 027.62

Lapsit services for the very young II : a how-to-do-it manual / Linda L. Ernst. Neal-Schuman Publishers, c2001. PROF +027.62

Mother Goose on the loose : a handbook and CD-ROM kit with scripts, rhymes, songs, flannel-board patterns, and activities for promoting early childhood development / Betsy Diamant-Cohen. Neal-Schuman Publishers, c2006. Prof 373.21

*From Every Child Ready To Read @ your library

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