Please join the Children's Services Division for our upcoming Early Literacy Virtual Spring Workshop, "Inclusive Early Literacy: Using the Principles of Universal Design for Learning" on Wednesday, March 15th from 1:00-4:00 pm.
We are excited to announce that Melissa Pebly, EdD Assistant Professor of Practice, Portland State University, College of Education will be our workshop facilitator. Her workshop will help attendees become familiar with:
· How storytime can impact educational outcomes for children with disabilities and diverse learning needs.
· The principles of Universal Design for Learning.
· Initial strategies to support children with disabilities in storytime.
Pre and Post Session Readings/Websites From Melissa Pebly:
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tara Morissette and Emily West
On April 16, 2022, library workers from the Portland metro and beyond gathered for the Children’s Services Division’s first in-person event in over two years: the Spring Workshop. Read on for a few highlights.
How are you currently using play in the library?
Thanks to all who joined us—and braved the weather! Want to get involved in putting on events like these? Apply for one of CSD’s open positions.
We wanted to make sure to send along some tips and takeaways from our debrief sessions:
April 30: Programming
-Watch & Reads
May 7th: EDI
-Watch & Reads
Want to find these resources at a later date? Head over to our spring workshop page.
The Spring Workshop Fundraiser: Virtual Auction
Thank you to everyone who participated in the CSD fundraiser this spring. Whether you bid, bought, or donated, your support is greatly appreciated. The fundraiser brought in over $700.
What's next for CSD?
If you were a member back in 2019, you might recall our first Summer Reading Summit in the fall! We are planning on having a similar learning opportunity called the Youth Services Summit. We are unsure if this will be in person or virtual, but will very likely have a virtual component. Stay tuned for more info, and thank you for your support of CSD!
In the past, the CSD fundraiser was held during the spring workshop, an all-day, in-person event. In 2020, the Spring Workshop and fundraiser, scheduled for mid-March, were cancelled due to the Coronavirus lockdown. Today, we are hosting our first virtual auction fundraiser.
Auction winners in the Portland Metro Area may be able to arrange pick up instead of shipping the titles to you, especially if you purchase many lots. Please contact our incoming co-chair for pick up arrangements.
If you have questions about our fundraiser, please contact our incoming co-chair, Susan Cackler. If you are on a book committee and receive a large quantity of quality children's books, please consider donating them to CSD. Please contact our incoming chair to make your donation. Thank you for supporting the Children's Services Division!
A sneak peak video of the titles in the virtual auction:
1. The Spring Workshop continues. Our next watch & read is about programming in general. Click here for the content. Remember, you can watch or read any of the links, or none! These resources aren't going away so feel free to bookmark them.
2. If you can, join us for a debrief/sharing on April 30, 11 AM-1PM. The Zoom Link is pasted and highlighted at the top of the shared Google Doc.
3. The last in our workshop series, EDI in services, is coming soon! The debrief for that will take place May 7, 11AM-1PM.
Announcing: the 1st Ever Virtual CSD Spring Workshop series!
No time to watch or read? That's okay! You can come anyway!
Can't attend the debrief session? You can still watch or read about the topic when it's best for you.
Save the Date, 11AM-1PM
March 19: Summer Reading
Click here to get started on March's Watch and Read on Summer Reading.
For more information about the entire series go to our Spring Workshop page.
Questions or need the Zoom link? Contact CSD Co-Chair Bryce Kozla.
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