Wednesday, February 6 2019
12:30pm - 1:30pm

PCI Webinar: Spanish Storytime

PCI Webinars is offering SOMD libraries seats in the following webinar through them. If you or your staff are interested, please see the registration link at the bottom of this announcement. This session will also be available in the PCI Webinars archive one week after the session. Please only register if you can attend the live session.

PCI Webinar with Alicia M. Lemar

Spanish Storytime: Where to Start & How to Do It (even if you barely speak Spanish!)

Wednesday, February 6th from 12:30 - 1:30pm EST

Competency: Children's Services
Sub-Category: Designs, implements, and sponsors library programs that offer information, special skills or entertainment to their families and caregivers.

There are more than 37 million Spanish speakers in the United States, and it is by far the most spoken non-English language for people over the age of 5. Spanish is also the most spoken language of non-Hispanics in households in the United States.

The desire for parents to give their children exposure to a second language and the rapid growth of Hispanic populations in the United States is all the more reason to start an engaging bilingual storytime at your library.

In this interactive webinar program, Alicia Lemar will give you a variety of tools that you will be able to use to:

-Select appropriate titles for Bilingual Storytimes
-Teach rhymes and songs that will help children and adults recall the language
-Utilize props to further enhance language development

Learn the ins and outs of presenting a bilingual storytime from an experienced children's librarian and bilingual storytime presenter. We'll cover tips and tricks to make your bilingual storytime a success - even if you are not a native speaker or have limited knowledge of Spanish!

Alicia Lemar - Biography

Alicia Lemar has enthusiastically shared her passion for bilingual storytime for eight years. She earned her MLS from Indiana University and is a former Children's Librarian at the Evansville-Vanderburgh Public Library in Indiana and the Forsyth County Public Library in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is teaching her own brood of children Spanish through songs and rhymes and stories!

Please register by Jan 29th via tinyurl.com/ybelxwjw . This session uses VoIP, high-speed Internet and a headset/speakers are required. Please remember to include your email address to receive the session link.

For more information, contact Jennifer Hopwood jhopwood@somd.lib.md.us or by phone (301) 884-0436 * (301) 843-3634 * (301) 934-9442.


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