Learn to create a physical environment in public libraries that supports early learning and literacy for young children and their families.  Ideas and  solutions will be presented for multiple scenarios, for libraries of all sizes with and without readily available space, staff, and/or resources. Planning and designing welcoming, flexible spaces choosing the right materials, and engaging partners and end users in the process will be 
discussed, as well as accessibility and ADA compliance.
 
As the fourth component of Ready to Read at New York Libraries, this class is targeted to library staff who are responsible for developing 
playful, educational spaces for families of young children at the library.
 

Lunch will be provided.

Each participant (one per library) will receive a play item to add to their library's children's space (silicone cupcake baking pan, cupcake baking cups, pom poms and preschool tweezers) *idea from Jen Preisser's Inspiring Sensory Play workshop

Angela Newman is the Youth Services and Outreach Consultant at the North
Country Library System. When she isn't providing resources, guidance, and
the occasional high-five to member libraries, she spends her time filling
OverDrive carts with upcoming fiction, adding books to her seemingly
endless TBR pile, and baking. 

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12:00pm to 2:00pm
2018-12-14 17:00:00 2018-12-14 19:00:00 UTC Early Learning Spaces Learn to create a physical environment in public libraries that supports early learning and literacy for young children and their families.  Ideas and  solutions will be presented for multiple scenarios, for libraries of all sizes with and without readily available space, staff, and/or resources. Planning and designing welcoming, flexible spaces choosing the right materials, and engaging partners and end users in the process will be  discussed, as well as accessibility and ADA compliance.   As the fourth component of Ready to Read at New York Libraries, this class is targeted to library staff who are responsible for developing  playful, educational spaces for families of young children at the library.   Lunch will be provided. *Each participant (one per library) will receive a play item to add to their library's children's space (silicone cupcake baking pan, cupcake baking cups, pom poms and preschool tweezers) *idea from Jen Preisser's Inspiring Sensory Play workshop* ** *Angela Newman* is the Youth Services and Outreach Consultant at the North Country Library System. When she isn't providing resources, guidance, and the occasional high-five to member libraries, she spends her time filling OverDrive carts with upcoming fiction, adding books to her seemingly endless TBR pile, and baking.  Pioneer Library System, 2557 State Rt. 21, Canandaigua, NY 14424

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Large Meeting Room
Pioneer Library System 2557 State Rt. 21 Canandaigua, NY 14424