Central Texas Library System (CTLS) and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) are teaming up to offer four webinars free of charge.
One will be focused on SRP logistics including online registration, manual overview, marketing, and virtual programming techniques, technology, and tips.
The other three webinars will be focused on programming ideas for different age groups (preschool, elementary and teens). The webinars will each be one hour long followed by a 45 minute youth share centered on that specific age group. Ideas can be adapted for both in-person and virtual formats.
All webinars will be free of charge, recorded, and archived.
March 9, 2021
Preschool Aged Children - Programming Ideas
Presenters - Staff from the Round Rock Public Library
Round Rock Public Library holds a long tradition of serving their youngest patrons and their families with quality collections, programs and services. Theresa Faris, the Youth Services Manager, leads a creative, dynamic staff who are passionate about early literacy. Youth Librarians Jane Dance and Andrea Warkentin provide storytimes for preschoolers and toddlers respectively. Jane is well known as the library’s teen librarian but is also devoted to her preschool fans. She loves to incorporate yoga and movement into her programs, which keeps everyone engaged. Andrea creates STEM and play experiences with toddlers and shares her expertise with parents as well as with the Round Rock School District, who has created an early childhood initiative to train local daycare providers. Another talented staff member, Virginia Hadley, Library Program Coordinator, provides programs for babies as well as facilitates bilingual programs for preschoolers. She uses her Spanish language skills to incorporate songs and activities into her own bilingual programs and develops partnerships with volunteers and area organizations to provide bilingual and cultural celebrations in Hindi, Chinese, and American Sign Language. During the COVID pandemic, these staff members have pivoted from in-person programs to creating quality online videos and other tools to engage families.