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The Library of Michigan offers a variety of educational webinars based on the 5 Practices of Every Child Ready to Read™. Watch librarians, early literacy specialists, and storytellers as they share tips, ideas, and background information on how to best Read, Talk, Play, Sing, Write with young children.

Upcoming Webinars

A Special RTRM Best Storytime Practices Webinar with Jenifer Strauss

Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 2:00 pm (ET)

Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson is also a perfect for the 2019 Summer Reading Program theme; Space: A Universe of Stories. In this informative and interactive webinar, Storyteller and Narrative Consultant, Jenifer Strauss will feature Touch the Brightest Star and then give a plethora of ideas for building a storytime for your youngest patrons using this book and the 2019 SRP theme. Space is limited so register now.

In this webinar you will:

  • Be introduced to the book; Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson with several examples for how to share with young audiences.
  • Learn songs about The Sun, The Stars and The Moon.
  • See and Tell interactive stories that coincide with the theme.
  • Learn how to add “Act it Out and Play Options” to the theme.
  • Watch demonstrations for two STEM Activities perfect for young ones!

Sign up for a Webinar

After signing up you will get confirmation email that includes the webinar link.