A large grant from the American Library Association makes some very fun, early literacy-focused workshops possible at Beaverton City Library’s main branch all month until May 1.
Tackling this issue from all angles as a local effort of the “Every Child Ready to Read” initiative, workshops are designed for parents, caregivers, and of course, young children too.
Read the series schedule carefully for an idea of individual workshop content and target audience. Order is:
- Fun with Letters: Monday, April 13 from 6–7pm, and Tuesday, April 14 from 11am—noon. For ages 2–5 with adult.
- Babies Need Early Literacy Too!: Saturday, April 18 from 11–11:45am. For non-walking babies up to 12 months. Limit 15 families per session.
- Fun with Words: Wednesday, April 22 from 6–7pm and Thursday, April 23 from 11am—noon. For ages 2 to 5 with adult. Limit 20 families per session.
- Leap into Language & Literacy for Childcare Providers: Wednesday, April 29 from 7–9pm. For child care providers only; no children allowed. Participants will receive a certificate for two training hours. This workshop is new.
- Sharing Stories Together: Friday, May 1 from 11–11:45am. and 1–1:45pm. Ages 1 to 5 with adult. Limit 15 families per session. This workshop is drawn from a Healthy Families training.
Registration is required for these workshops and they will all be held at Beaverton’s Main branch (12375 SW 5th St, Beaverton, OR 97005) People interested in signing up can do so on the library’s website, by calling 503-350-3600, or just stopping by.