Thursday, December 12, 2013

Webinar TODAY: Supporting Parents in Early Literacy through Libraries

Lessons from SPELL: Supporting Parents in Early Literacy through Libraries
December 12, 2013
12:00-1:30pm CT

Do you strive to reach low-income parents of young children with an effective early literacy message? Please join us for this session to learn research-based, effective strategies to reach this important audience using knowledge from existing programs and literature, along with input from parents themselves. Findings from the SPELL project, funded by an IMLS National Leadership Grant, shed important light on the best times, places, and methods for libraries and other organizations that work with families to reach and effectively communicate with low-income parents of children ages 0-3 about early literacy. During the session, you’ll have the opportunity to share your own experiences with working with this audience, as well as give input into the project as it moves forward with a blueprint of recommendations and a larger project to test its findings. The webinar is presented by Dr. Mary Stansbury and Dr. Duan Zhang of the University of Denver, in partnership with the Colorado State Library. There’s no registration required for this free online session.  

Can’t make it? The webinar and additional material will be archived at the project’s website,

To join the webinar, go to