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Thursday, April 19 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
A Bright Future for Every Kindergartner: Hosting a Ready, Set, Kindergarten Program at Your Library

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Do you want to start a Kindergarten Readiness program for the preschoolers at your public library? You will leave this session armed with an easily adaptable, grab-and-go curriculum for a six-session series of enhanced story times designed to help get preschoolers and their caregivers ready for a strong start in Kindergarten. The Ready, Set, Kindergarten curriculum was originally created by the Brooklyn Public Library and we have adapted it for our community. We will share our own experiences of hosting the Ready, Set, Kindergarten series both at our library and offsite with community partners. We will help you develop strategies to successfully adapt and run this program in your own community. Every child deserves a bright future and this workshop will give you some of the tools you need to make your library a valuable partner in early learning education.

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Araceli Acosta

Youth Services Outreach Specialist, Beaverton City Library
I have a passion for working with children, families and diverse communities. Within my 10+ years of public library experience, I have worked with wonderful people as a receptionist, computer assistant, library aide, clerk, cataloger, assistant and outreach specialist. Currently... Read More →
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Victoria Campbell

Youth Services Manager, Beaverton City Library
With 15+ years of public library experience, I am an advocate for early literacy and technology. I had the opportunity to work in public libraries as an on call, intern, clerk, assistant, librarian, supervisor and manager. Passionate about libraries and fun!
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Carson Mischel

Youth Services Senior Librarian, Beaverton City Library
I began working as a Library Page in 2007 in Multnomah County and have since worked as Reference Assistant, a Children’s Librarian at West Linn Public Library, and now as a Youth Services Senior Librarian at Beaverton City Library. I am most proud of my work connecting with many... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Hansberry Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA