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Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Reader’s Advisory for K-3rd Graders

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April 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT

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Learn how the Children’s Librarians at Denver Public Library are expanding their services to developing readers and the grown ups in their lives using the five Grade Level Reading Skills. The importance of balancing reading level with interest will be discussed. You’ll walk away with more insight into the elements of an excellent developing reader book, as well as tips on how to navigate advisory interactions with kids and grown ups.

Part 1 of a 4 part series about services designed for kids K-3rd Grade.


Facilitators: Liesel Schmidt & Ann Schwab

Liesel Schmidt is a children’s librarian at Denver Public Library. She is excited about creating dynamic, enriching community spaces at the library and supporting kids and families as they make community connections. Currently, Liesel is the chair of DPL’s Children’s Services Round Table, where she works to support her coworkers in sharing and creating knowledge to better serve Denver’s families.

Ann Schwab is a Senior Librarian with Denver Public Library where she manages the Central, Children’s Library. She currently co-leads the library’s Grade Level Reading project team and is excited about exploring new ways to support children in K – 3rd grade (and the adults in their lives!) as they learn to read.


April 4, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT