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Story Time Success: A Practical Guide for Librarians
Story time is a popular activity in public libraries. Unfortunately, many librarians (and not just children's librarians) are thrust into the role of providing this service have not taken a course or had the necessary experience of performing story times. Story times are so popular that they are now offered to children of many ages, not just to preschoolers. This book will ...more
Paperback, 186 pages
Published June 23rd 2016 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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For someone who has never led a story time before and is a first time public library employee, this book offers an excellent introduction and guide to all things story time. It is very detailed and yet not overwhelming due to the way the material is presented. The author offers many lists and guides that are easy to process and remember.
Jul 07, 2016 Katie Fitzgerald rated it it was amazing · (Review from the author) · review of another edition
I'm glad to have written this book, which puts to paper my philosophy for planning and performing story times. I truly believe that most people can learn to present story times well given the right tools, and I focused as much as I could on empowering librarians to learn what works for them and less on promoting a particular trend or agenda. Also included are book lists, sample plans, original rhymes, and a Q&A section about troubleshooting story time problems, which I hope will be helpful to bo ...more
One word: transitions. I literally cribbed her dialogue highlighting transitions and adapted it for my own storytimes. Everything else was pretty standard for your average Storytime 101 manual. Katie Fitzgerald also introduced me to something I didn't realize was a Hot Trend in children's services in using a ukulele in storytimes. YMMV.
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