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Storykeepers: Manchester, NH

November 30, 2021 9:00-2:00 Manchester, NH

Gossler Park third graders will participate in 6 days of Natalie Kinsey-Warnock's Storykeepers program. October 28, Nov. 3, 4, 9, 16, 30.

CLiF Rural Library Conference - Session 1

November 30, 2021 8:30-10:00

Tuesday, November 30, 8:30-10am

Diversity to Inclusion – Kymberlee Powe (she/her) Childrens and YA Consultant for Connecticut State Library

Join Kymberlee Powe as she dives into the makeup of the publishing industry. You will learn how to identify the difference between a diverse collection and an inclusive one, and walk through the logistics of performing a diversity audit of your collection. The examples and resources provided in this session will focus on youth collections; however, the methodology of performing a diversity audit, and the reasons to do so, are universal to all collections.

REGISTER HERE

CLiF Rural Library Conference - Session 2

December 1, 2021 8:30-10:00

Wednesday, December 1, 8:30-10am

Singing a Story, Telling a Song: Tips for Creating Language-Rich Storytimes with Jenifer Straus, storybetold.com

Join Storytelling, Speaker and Narrative Coach, Jen Strauss for a workshop filled with ideas for adding story, song, puppets, props, and movement to your storytimes for young patrons and their families. Jen will review early childhood brain science and emphasize the ALA Every Child Ready to Read Five Practices as a guide for what every storytime needs. This interactive workshop will include demonstrations on storytelling, singing, prop and puppet-making, and methods for adding writing and pre-writing activities to theme-based storytimes. Jen will also offer extension ideas and ways to use picture books for programming with older children.

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CLiF Rural Library Conference - Session 3

December 2, 2021 8:30-10:00

Thursday, December 2, 8:30-10am

Moving Forward Virtually with Family Initiatives during COVID – Simon Brooks and Guest CLiF Presenters

Virtual programming is here to stay (at least for a while longer)! Learn from CLiF Presenter and Storyteller Simon Brooks on how to put your best virtual foot forward. He will give strategies for building comfort when presenting online and for managing the environment and technology. He will answer questions about setting up programs – from storytimes, to meetings, to author presentations. Afterwards, CLiF will surprise you with a fun round of presenter updates so you can learn more about what some local authors, illustrators, and storytellers have on the horizon. The session will wrap up with a discussion on how to move forward through COVID this winter, and beyond. CLiF is interested to learn of ways to support your initiatives.

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Kick Off: Piermont, NH

December 8, 2021 8:30-9:30 Cornish, NH

Piermont Public Library will kick off their Rural Library grant with storytelling by Marv Klassen-Landis. Marv will meet with students at Piermont Villahe School, and librarians' will book talk on the new books selected for their libraries through CLiF.

Kick Off: Royalton, VT

December 9, 2021 12:45-2:15 Royalton, VT

Royalton Memorial Library will kick off their Rural Library grant with storytelling with Duncan McDougall. Duncan will meet with PK-2 and 3-5 graders at the South Royalton School. Librarians will book talk on the new books selected for their libraries through CLiF. 

Kick Off: Cornish, NH

December 14, 2021 8:40-9:30 Cornish, NH

Stowell Free Library will kick off their Rural Library grant with singing and storytelling with Jon Gailmor. Jon will meet with students at Cornish Elementary School, and librarians' will book talk on the new books selected for their libraries through CLiF.

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