February 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST
Of course babies are welcome in your library, but what if you could transform your library into a truly baby-friendly library? Join us for this interactive webinar to explore ideas on transforming your space, collections, policies, programs, outreach efforts, and customer service philosophy to best fit the needs of your youngest patrons and their families, and make them feel welcome. Along with examples we’ll provide, there will be many opportunities for you to share your experiences, ideas, and questions on babies in libraries with each other.
- Session Slides (PDF)
- Partnership Ideas (PDF)
- Outreach Ideas (PDF)
- What baby-friendly programs do you offer? (PDF)
- Where do you market your baby programs? (PDF)
- Additional Resources
- Growing Readers Together
- SPELL (Supporting Parents in Early Literacy Through Libraries)
- Colorado Early Literacy Calendar
- 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
- Imagination Library
Facilitators: Beth Crist and Pamela Mejia de Rodriguez
Beth’s background is rich in youth services and state library experience. She began working in libraries in 1999, has museum experience, and has worked as a state library consultant in North Carolina, New Mexico, and now Colorado. In her position, Beth supports children, teens and families by coordinating statewide initiatives for early literacy, summer reading and other program.
Pamela Mejia de Rodriguez, M.ED, has over 10 years’ experience in early childhood education, serving children from birth through preschool. Throughout her career, she has being bi-lingual teacher and coordinator from public and private schools; including project coordinator and career counselor for young adults. Her career has included job as early literacy and early math for children with special education needs and children of low income families, as well as job with community-based non-profit organizations.