[kids-lib] Early Literacy Conference

heather mcneil heatherm at dpls.lib.or.us
Tue Jan 20 13:45:55 PST 2009

Mark you calendars, and save the date, for the Central Oregon Early
Literacy Conference!  The keynote speaker, and workshop presenter, is
award-winning author Mem Fox.  Many of Mem's wonderful picture books
have all the rhythm, rhyme and repetition that make for a perfect book
for learning to read.  Her adult book, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud
to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever is filled with anecdotes
and advise just right for parents and care providers.  So come hear Mem
entertain you with her clever wit, Australian charm, and extensive
knowledge on early literacy.  The conference will be at the Eagle Crest
Resort on May 9, 2009, from 8:30-4:30.  Registration is $50 through
April 1, and then will increase to $75, so register soon.  The rooms at
Eagle Crest are $90.  The website for registration is at
www.coliteracyconference.org <http://www.coliteracyconference.org/> .
Be sure to register not only for the conference, but also for 2 of the 8
break out sessions, which feature topics such as early literacy in every
day interactions with children; storytelling; best books for babies,
toddlers and preschoolers; information about Reading for Healthy
Families, dramatic play, creative art, and more.  Feel free to contact
me if you have questions about the conference.  See you in May!


Heather McNeil

Youth Services Coordinator

Deschutes Public Library

601 NW Wall St.

Bend, OR 97701

541-617-7099; heatherm at dpls.us



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