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Join us at the Nova Scotia Provincial Library on March 28th for an
audio conference on "Library Fun for Emerging Readers... Literally!"
 with Beth Maddigan, Children's Services Coordinator, Cambridge
Libraries, Ontario.  Explore the benefits of fun-filled, literacy-based
programming for children aged 6 to 8. Learning to read can be hard work,
but this session will show you how to guide children in rediscovering
the magic of stories. Reading comprehension, creativity, and laughter
are the building blocks to programming success for children with a
variety of emerging literacy skills. Bring stories to life with
activities, games and the right attitude!

The Benefits
Learn hands-on, practical tips for program development that will:
- showcase the library as a popular, fun destination
- inspire children and families to read at home
- teach stress-free, literacy skills development
- reveal the magical side of books and reading

Who Should Participate?
Children's programmers, children's librarians and teacher-librarians.

Key Topics You Will Explore:
Reading comprehension development
Sample games and activities
Sample creative exercises
Comedy, puppetry and storytelling
Choosing titles to excite and inspire
Working with children at various stages of development
Developing your personal programming style

Method of Instruction - Audio conference with handout.

Beth Maddigan
Beth Maddigan is the Children's Services Coordinator for the Cambridge
Libraries in Ontario. Beth co-authored two guides to children's library
programming: The Big Book of Stories, Songs and Sing-Alongs (Libraries
Unlimited, 2003) and the recently released The Big Book of Reading,
Rhyming and Resources (Libraries Unlimited, 2005). Beth is also a
library and information science instructor having taught courses in
library youth services at both the University of Western Ontario and
Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Developed for the Education Institute by the Ontario Library
Association and the OLA Store.

Time: Tuesday, March 28th, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Place: Training Room, Nova Scotia Provincial Library, 3770 Kempt Road,
This session is free
Parking is available in front of the building.

Please respond to Carol Morris at [log in to unmask] or by phone at
424-2477 if you would like to attend this session.

We respectfully request that you refrain from wearing any scented
products, including perfume, hair spray, cologne, deodorant, etc. and we
thank you for your cooperation.