Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Reader’s Advisory for K-3rd Graders
April 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT
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.
- Part 2 – Literacy-Based Programs for K-3rd Graders is scheduled for May 14, 2019.
- Part 3 – Collection Development for K-3rd Graders is scheduled for September 24, 2019.
- Part 4 – Outreach for K-3rd Graders is scheduled for November 4, 2019.
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.