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Wednesday, October 12, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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2233 Park Avenue
Suite 402
Orange Park, FL 32073

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PreK Storytime 101: The Basics - NEFLIN HQ (10/12/22)

If you’re new to children’s work and just found out you’re supposed to design and implement storytime programming for preschoolers, this workshop is designed for you! 

In library storytimes, we introduce young children and their parents and caregivers to story-sharing strategies that build the early literacy skills children need in order to learn to read while having fun with books, rhymes and songs – and FUN is the foundation of reading motivation! 

This workshop is a primer in all the basic skills you will need, including but not limited to 

  • The whys and wherefores of storytime
  • READ, WRITE, PLAY, SING, TALK strategies
  • How to choose, prepare and share picturebooks
  • Fingerplays and action rhymes
  • Puppetry, flannelboards, and other props
  • Creative drama; crafts; sensory activities (and more!).
This is not a make-and-take, BUT you’ll leave with at least one entire program planned and the skills to implement it and many more!

Trainer: Sherry Norfolk

Sherry Norfolk is an award-winning storyteller, author and teaching artist, performing and leading residencies and professional development workshops nationally and in SE Asia.

She was a children’s librarian for 9 years with Miami-Dade Public Library System, and Youth Services Coordinator with DeKalb County (Georgia) Public Library for 8 years, receiving awards from the Urban Libraries Council, the National Association of Counties, American Library Association, and Florida Library Association for developing and implementing innovative and creative library services. 

A popular workshop leader, Sherry has led SRP training for Kentucky State Library, Oklahoma State Library, Kansas regional library systems, Missouri State Library, Utah State Library, Louisiana State Library, Georgia Public Library Services, Arkansas State Library and Florida State Library, as well as countless professional development workshops for libraries across the country, including Hawaii and Alaska.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.