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Read to Me Rendezvous

Idaho Commission for Libraries

Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Friday, November 3, 2017 at 3:30 PM (MDT)

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Read to Me Rendezvous

November 2 - 3, 2017


Meeting Objective: To build the capacity of public and school library staff to ensure more Idaho children are reading on grade level by third grade.


Desired Outcomes:

Day 1 (Designed for Public Library Staff):   

  • Participants will increase their ability to serve homeschooled children in the public library setting
  • Participants will increase their ability to facilitate storytimes for infants
  • Participants will build capacity to serve diverse families in the library
  • Participants will increase their knowledge of early literacy skills, and how to develop those skills through storytimes and library environment; OR Participants will learn why and how to evaluate library programs, and how to strengthen their ability to write and implement grants

Day 2 (Designed for Public Library Staff, School Library Staff, School Staff):

  • Participants will begin or strengthen partnerships that advance literacy in their communities.
  • Participants will understand how adverse childhood experiences impact school readiness
  • Participants will learn how early STEM activities can support the development of literacy skills


Thursday, November 2, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  

9:00 - 9:30 Registration opens & light breakfast

9:30 – 12:00
Welcome and introductions
Serving Homeschoolers at the Library
Facilitating storytimes for families with infants at the Library

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch & Panel Discussion: Serving diverse patrons

1:00 - 4:00 Breakout Sessions:
     Option 1 – Program Evaluation & Grantwriting Tips
     Option 2 – Introduction to Early Literacy Skills   

4:15 - 5:00 Networking and Action Planning

5:00 - 5:30 RTM 20th Anniversary Celebration (optional)            

(Dinner on your own – meal reimbursed if you traveled more than 40 miles away) 


Friday, November 3, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  (School Librarians & Public Librarians)

8:00 - 8:30 Registration for new attendees and Breakfast

8:30 Opening comments 

9:00 – 12:00
The Brain Game: How early childhood experiences affect school readiness
School and Library Partnerships: Models that support beginning readers

12:00 – 1:00 Working lunch & featured speaker

1:00 – 3:30
STEM and Beginning Readers: How math and science activities support the development of literacy

3:30 Adjourn

Have questions about Read to Me Rendezvous? Contact Idaho Commission for Libraries

When & Where

Oxford Suites
1426 S. Entertainment Avenue
Boise, ID 83709

Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Friday, November 3, 2017 at 3:30 PM (MDT)

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