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					MHLS Workshop Notice                                                        Issued: September 11, 2007

               Early Literacy Training for Parents
                          @ the Library
           Presented by Carol Rodriguez ~ Poughkeepsie Public Library District
                         Facilitated by Margaret Keefe ~ MHLS

Learning Objectives / Target Audience
All library staff who work with young children and their families should be trained to help parents
understand the importance of reading to their children. To facilitate parents fostering a positive
early literacy environment, library staff should demonstrate ways to use the songs, activities and
language skills they see modeled at library storytimes. This workshop will give staff the skills
needed to give an educational early literacy workshop for local parents to help them in their role
as their child’s first teacher.

The workshop will cover:
      PLA’s Early Literacy programs: Bond with Baby, Hear and Say, and Say it Fast/ Say it
      Viewing abbreviated workshops, sample videos, brochures and literature appropriate
        for parenting workshops at the library
      Creation of a plan for implementing these early literacy programs at your library

Register for the following session:

                                 Thursday, October 11, 2007
                                       1 pm ~ 3 pm
                                     MHLS Auditorium
                                    105 Market St., Poughkeepsie

Register online through the MHLS calendar by going to and clicking on Calendar
         OR get there directly at
       NOTE: This program is free to MHLS member library staff; fee is $10 for non-MHLS staff.

                        For the most up-to-date meeting schedule, check the MHLS web calendar.
                                To find out if there is a cancellation, call 845-471-6060 x 29.
Contact person: Margaret Keefe, Coordinator of Youth Services, 845.471.6060 x35

                                                                                         MHLS Continuing Education | 2007