Participate via telephone for one low rate and have your colleagues listen too! DEADLINE for registration: Monday, May 3rd, 2004 so register today at <http://www.thepartnership.ca> Choose Education Institute; then scroll down to May 4th and click on the session name. __________________________________________________________ Children's Programs that WORK for Public Libraries Speaker: Beth Maddigan Make storytime work for you! Beth Maddigan will introduce you to the programming style developed at the Cambridge Libraries and outlined in the "Big Book of Stories, Songs and Sing-alongs: Programs for Babies, Toddlers and Families." The approach combines child development principles with public library goals and resources. Beth will outline a strategy for successful programming including: guidelines, goals and objectives for services to very young children; incentives to encourage at-home reading; and common programming problems and how to avoid them. WHEN * May 4, 2004; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern time TELECONFERENCE FEES Members: $44.00 per telephone connection Non-Members: $64.00 per telephone connection (Includes long distance and teleconferencing charges.) Speaker Biography: Beth Maddigan is the Coordinator of Children's Services for the Cambridge Libraries, Co-author of "The Big Book of Stories, Songs and Sing-alongs: Programs for Babies, Toddlers and Families" published by Libraries Unlimited (June, 2003), an Instructor of "Library Studies 1605: Children's Services", a web-based certificate course run by Memorial University and an active member of the OPLA Children's Task Force. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario with her MLIS, Beth began her full-time career as Children's Librarian in January 1997 with Cambridge Libraries, as the Children's Librarian at the Queen's Square location and was promoted in 1998 to Children's Services Coordinator. Cambridge is a system of 4 libraries that successfully runs 42 children's programs per week! Maria Ripley OLA Education Director 100 Lombard Street, Suite #303 Toronto, ON M5C 1M3 416/363-3388 x30 Toll Free: 866/873-9867 @ your library imagine the possibilities!