Supercharge Your Storytimes- NEFLIN

Jan 11, 2019 12:30pm -
Jan 11, 2019 04:30pm

Event Description

You already provide great story times.

Supercharge your practice to make them even better!

SEFLIN and TBLC have partnered to offer a free training opportunity for library story time practitioners in our region. Whether you are new to story times or a seasoned provider, Supercharged Storytimes has something for you to deepen and enhance your practice.

“As a professional, my goal is to bridge the illiteracy gap from birth to kindergarten, by empowering parents of all educational levels and demonstrating that learning is fun, interactive, and a positive experience. This training helped me not only refine my skills in early learning literacy, but it also gave me the tools, words, information, and validation for the storytimes I provide to the parents and children of our community. This training builds on our Bilingual Preschool Storytime by providing a strong foundation of learning both in the library and through our outreach programs with various organizations in our community.” Participant in SEFLIN’s 2017 Supercharged Storytimes training.

“Going through this program, it really gave me a charge. It gave me that extra boost in confidence that I am doing this right. I have been doing this right.” -Participant in the pilot Supercharged Storytimes training

Based on the powerful VIEWS2 research and ECRR and ECRR2 which confirmed the value of key strategies used in storytimes, SEFLIN has partnered with WebJunction and nationally-recognized early literacy expert Saroj Ghoting to help you translate those findings into practice and enhance your library storytimes.

The training includes the following:

  • Online kickoff on Wednesday, January 2
  • Friday, January 11 Face to Face Workshop, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm at the Alachua County Library, Cone Park Branch, 2801 E. University Ave, Gainesville, FL  32641 
  • 2 webinars, Friday, January 25 and Friday, February 8 (1:00 - 2:15 pm Eastern)
  • Online collaboration, sharing, and feedback among participants and trainers

Presenters:  Olivia Wilson and Katherine Kastanis

Olivia Wilson is the Head of Youth Services at Dunedin Public Library in Dunedin, Florida.  Her special interests are Early Literacy and assisting programming  librarians with crafting!  She has presented many FLYP programs for summer reading, other Neflin and SEFLIN courses as well as several FLA presentations.



Katherine Kastanis is the young adult librarian and young adult volunteer coordinator at Dunedin Public Library.  She has worked in public library youth services for over 13 years.  Katherine has presented numerous training workshops and webinars along the way throughout Florida. She is always looking for ways to increase teen and youth presence in her library and beyond.


Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Sep 17, 2018.
Regular registration starts on Sep 18, 2018 and ends on Jan 03, 2019.
Late registration starts on Jan 04, 2019.
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