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Transforming Preschool Storytime Workshop – July 1 at the McAllen Public Library

2016 May 27
by Katherine Adelberg

The Texas State Library is excited to announce an upcoming early literacy workshop in South Texas. On 51I4MDj5F9L._SX384_BO1,204,203,200_Friday, July 1, 2016, please join us at the McAllen Public Library for a 1-day workshop presented by nationally-acclaimed author and presenter, Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen.

Featuring concepts from her recent book, Transforming Preschool Storytime: A Modern Vision and a Year of Programs (Neal Schuman, 2013), this workshop will include discussions of child development theories, domains of school readiness, and multiple intelligences. Participants will learn to present storytimes that repeat a single book for six weeks, paired with unique and playful activities designed to help children acquire skills in all developmental domains.

This is a continuation of Diamant-Cohen’s very popular workshop series that was presented throughout Texas last Fall and Spring. There were waiting lists at many locations and we are happy to bring Dr. Diamant-Cohen back for a workshop in South Texas.

This 1-day workshop is FREE to library staff and participants are eligible for Continuing Education credit of 6.5 hours. Click here for more information and to register. I hope to see you there!

BetsyDr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen has been a children’s librarian for more than 25 years and has worked in public libraries, school libraries, academic libraries, non-profit libraries, children’s museums, preschools, home daycares and more. Her wealth of personal experience combined with a thirst for knowledge and a passion for giving all children equal chances to be successful led to the development of the Mother Goose on the Loose early literacy program, the publication of several books, and the production of a few CDs. Diamant-Cohen was named a “Mover and Shaker” by Library Journal in 2004 and completed her doctorate in 2006. Betsy has been giving training workshops around the country ever since.

Questions? Call or email: Christine McNew, Youth Services Consultant

512-463-4856 /

This workshop series is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. (2016)

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