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Early Literacy


New materials have been added to our digital Early Literacy Collection. They can be found here: https://salon.overdrive.com/collection/184552

Raising the Bar

Integrating Early Childhood Education into Librarian Professional Development

Raising the Bar is a four-part training series developed by the New York Public Library, in collaboration with CUNY’s Professional Development Institute and funded by the Institution of Museum and Library Services.


Census 2020

Katherine Dillon from the US Census will discuss what we can expect, potential ways to partner, and the importance of counting everyone during a workshop about the census at 10 am Thursday, October 10 at the Southern Adirondack Library System.

We encourage all directors and youth services staff to attend since young children are historically under-counted.

Dyslexia Awareness Month

Sample of their Poster

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and Teach My Kid to Read is looking to partner with libraries to promote awareness about Dyslexia.

They will provide partners with a suggested book list consisting of a selection of decodable books from several publishers, poster, information about decodable readers and other educational materials.

Partners provide display areas, meeting rooms and publicity on their website. Click here to see the list of libraries and community partners helping to create awareness of dyslexia and best-practices in evidence-based solutions for all readers. Join us on The Road to Decode for Dyslexia Awareness Month, and discover why decodable books are part of the solution!

If you are interested in partnering with with Teach My Kid to Read please let me know and I can put you in touch with them. I met with them a few weeks back and they genuinely want to promote awareness.


Upcoming Webinars:

Baby and Me at the Library!

Thursday, October 17, 2019. 1:30-2:30 PM.


Imagine if one of the first public places families go with their new babies is to the public library…and then they never stop!

In this webinar, participants will learn how the library can welcome, celebrate, and support families with new babies, helping them to develop an early and lifelong love of libraries. Participants will also gain knowledge in positioning their library as an early literacy leader in the community, through effective partnership building and outreach. Multiple resources will be shared, including free templates for Baby’s First Library Card that libraries may customize and use.

The webinar will be presented by Brigid Hubberman, Founder of the Children’s Reading Connection, and long-time literacy innovator and advocate. More information about can be found at the Children’s Reading Connection homepage.

Webinars you may may missed over the summer

After looking through the SALS Satisfaction Survey for 2018 there were quite a few comments about discerning upcoming trend and a couple of comments about Project Outcome.

Good news there were two webinars that address these topics over the summer. Be sure to check the SALS calendar for a complete list of upcoming free webinars:

Project Outcome: Learning Good Data Visualization

Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow

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