Mark your calendar for the 2014 Growing Wisconsin Readers Early Literacy Symposium on Friday, March 21 at the Holiday Inn in Stevens Point. Youth services librarians, public library directors, and early childhood advocates are invited to attend this day-long professional development opportunity. State and national experts will explore the topic of engagement by discussing how books, screens, and physical spaces encourage literacy development in relationships with young children and their caregivers. Panel presentations and a display gallery will highlight early literacy innovations from public libraries around the state.
Registration will open in mid-January. There is no cost to attend the symposium and space is limited. This is a must-attend event for early literacy practitioners, so circle 3/21/14 on your calendar and begin organizing a carpool to Stevens Point!
The Growing Wisconsin Readers initiative is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.