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Beyond Storytime: Positioning Libraries As Early Literacy Centers trains staff to consistently and effectively incorporate concepts from the latest early literacy research into the library’s storytimes and other programming for children ages 0-5 and their parents/caregivers. The project also provides training, individual consulting, and resources to library staff to assist them in transforming the library into an early learning center. Beyond Storytimes is a collaborative project with Mohawk Valley Library System.

Play at the Library Workshop (January 31; presented by Marisa Conner)

Power Point: Play at the Library
Power Point: Storyville

Handout: Community Playthings List
Handout: Discount School Supply list
Handout: Lakeshore/Melissa & Doug list

Screencast Trainings

Following are links to four screencast trainings, to be completed by March 30, 2013. Each is less than 10 minutes long and includes audio. Following your viewing of each screencast, click on the link to the brief survey about it.

Once you have viewed all four screencasts and taken all four surveys, please fill out and send in this form.

We will then process your library’s check for $300 to purchase storytime equipment (example: puppets, felt boards) or early literacy space furnishings (example: displays, puzzles, toys).

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Fellows at mary@uhls.lib.ny.us.


This project is made possible, in part, with Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Mohawk Valley Library and Upper Hudson Library Systems.

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