Registration open for Reimagining School Readiness workshop on August 18

Reimagining School Readiness Workshop
Thursday, August 18, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

An in-person learning opportunity hosted by Ohio Ready to Read and the State Library of Ohio

This workshop is part of the Reimagining School Readiness initiative. Attendees will gain insights into the current research behind the skills and conditions that matter most for a child’s success in school and life. Workshop topics include:

Early Literacy Videos from Groundwork Leadership Fellowship Cohort 2

Groundwork Ohio, a statewide organization that advocates for high-quality early learning and healthy development strategies, sponsors the Early Childhood Leadership Fellowship, a one-year learning leadership opportunity. The second cohort of this program wrapped up in December 2022. One of the cohort’s project groups created a set of brief videos demonstrating early literacy practices in real-life, everyday settings.

Day By Day Ohio Family Literacy Calendar

The Day By Day Ohio Family Literacy Calendar provides young children and their caring adults a song, video, activities, and book suggestions for every day of the year. Each day, visitors to DayByDayOH.org will see a new set of activities for today's date.

A service of the State Library of Ohio in collaboration with Ohio Ready to Read, Day By Day Ohio supports early literacy skills, helps young children get ready for school, and is available 24/7.


Storytime 101 Self-Paced Course for Beginners

Storytime 101: Storytime for Beginners is a 5-hour self-paced tutorial developed by the Idaho Commission for Libraries. This interactive course covers basic skills such as preparing for storytime, reading books out loud, using props and music, and engaging adults and children. It is free for anyone to take, but you must have (or create) a Niche Academy account before taking the course.

Ohio Library Council Convention and Expo, October 13-15

The 2021 Ohio Library Council Convention and Expo is October 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus.

This year's Convention and Expo features an outstanding line-up of speakers and award-winning authors, plus a wide variety of professional development sessions with a targeted Youth Services track. Visit Ohio Ready to Read and the Children's Services Division at OLC Connects in the expo hall throughout the Convention!

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