Category Archives: Early Literacy

Painting with Primaries

Our local school is building a Natural Playground, and they are holding several fundraisers. I was recently asked to be part of a Really Good Idea for a fundraiser, which I think would make a fun library program! The idea, … Continue reading

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Creating Spaces that Celebrate Every Child Ready to Read 2

Both big and small ways in our libraries to enliven spaces with the intent of maximizing learning outcomes for young people. Continue reading

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Every Child Ready to Read and Its Impact on Parents in your Community @ #PLA2016

My job title is Early Literacy Specialist, and I’m pretty I would neither have that job title, nor would my job even exist (in it’s present form), without Every Child Ready to Read. I discovered ECRR shortly after it was … Continue reading

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National Library Legislative Day Matters!

National Library Legislative Day, a two-day advocacy event championing libraries and library legislation in Washington, D.C., is taking place from May 2-3 this year. The need to let our elected representatives know how imperative is it to have quality services … Continue reading

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13 Ways to Champion Literacy: Babies Need Words Every Day – The Blog Tour!

Well, friends, we here at the Public Awareness Committee hope that you’ve been learning A LOT by reading the daily entries in the Babies Need Words Every Day Blog Tour this week. As a refresher, you can find a link … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2016 & See You at Midwinter!

Cheer, cheer, cheer the year, A new one’s just begun. Celebrate with all your friends, Let’s go have some fun! Clap, clap, clap your hands, A brand new year is here. Learning, laughing, singing, clapping, Through another year. –Anonymous (to … Continue reading

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Keeping it simple

Sometimes it can be simple! I already did a comic this month, so here’s a recent easy project I created in our library: The Darien Alphabet! For a while now, I’ve been wanting to do a project that brings together early literacy, open-ended … Continue reading

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

I am happy to announce that my public library will be rolling out our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program in January 2016! Allison, one of our Youth Services Librarians, has been hard at work this fall planning the details and … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger Claudia Wayland, Early Literacy, Programming Ideas | 3 Comments