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Texas Women's University Receives Grant to Create "Literacy Matters" Program for LIS Students

Texas Women's University (TWU) in Denton, Texas is joining the University of Denver in offering a program for library students specializing in early literacy.

Preschool Visits to the Library are Important!

Once a month, Sharon Swingle, a preschool teacher in Ashland Virginia, brings her class of preschoolers to their local library. She began the visits several years earlier because she "wants to instill in the children a love for reading and a comfort level with the way the library works."  The children hear stories read aloud, but then, best of all, are able to choose their own books to check out and take back to the center.

Training Opportunity: Supporting Early Literacy through Language-Rich Library Environments

ALA Editions is offering this training, taught by Saroj Ghoting, on Thursday, April 21. The cost is $50. The class description:

Advocacy Tip for February: Use Early Literacy Knowledge to Assist Parents When Choosing Books

Note: CLEL will be posting a new Advocacy Tip every month. To see all the tips, click on the "Advocacy Tip" tag above.

You are an early literacy advocate if you use your knowledge of early literacy skills to assist parents who are choosing books for their children.

When you are assisting parents in the library, you may have fabulous opportunities to share your knowledge of early literacy skills. When you hear parents say:

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