Missoula Public Library | 301 East Main Missoula MT 59802 | (406) 721-2665 | M-W 10am-9pm | Th-Sa 10am-6pm | Su 1-5pm

Saturday, April 22

Missoula Public Library

Morning Session

9:00 - 12:00 (Librarian Focus)

Come hear about the latest trends and research to help make your storytimes and other early literacy programs even more engaging and effective.  Learn how other libraries are using their collections, their space, their outreach, and their media mentorship to improve the literacy of children in their communities.

Afternoon Session

1:00 - 4:00 (Provider and Parent Focus)

Want to increase the literacy of children in your homes and centers?  Join us and hear about ways to use early literacy activities and partnerships with public libraries to prepare children to be competent and confident readers.  Learn many strategies that early childhood providers and parents can use to create literacy-rich environments and daily practices.

About the Presenter

Megan Egbert is the District Programs Manager for the Meridian Library District in Idaho.  Megan has done “every type of training imaginable” on the Every Child Ready to Read (ECRTR 1 & 2) approach, including programs customized for childcare providers, parents, and librarians.   In addition she has extensive experience building early literacy through outreach programs, new media, play spaces, and Makerspaces.

Modern libraries are now offering so much more than the awesome power of books.  Megan says that years ago she realized libraries were “where community and learning collide. I knew I had to be part of it. Today, I'm a highly energetic librarian who oversees more than 1,800 programs each year. I feel passionately about early literacy, emerging technology, and design thinking. And I still want to do more.”

For more information or to register, contact:  Pam Carlton or Dana McMurray

258-3861,  Missoula Public Library Youth Services Department

CE credits available through MLA, OPI, and MCCA