About the workshops
Library staff and trained volunteers provide free, interactive early literacy workshops for parents and caregivers and their children in neighborhood locations such as libraries, schools, churches and nonprofit agencies.
Workshops focus on hands-on, interactive activities that reinforce six pre-reading skills: print motivation, print awareness, letter knowledge, vocabulary, narrative skills and phonological awareness.
Register to attend a workshop by calling 214-671-8291 or email ECRR@dallaslibrary.org.
- Born to Read Workshop
Intended for expecting parents or parents with infants and toddlers. This workshop incorporates nursery rhymes, songs and stories and provides information on the effects of early literacy on infant brain development. Workshop lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Mini Workshop
A booth-style, come-and-go workshop intended to spread awareness of the importance of early literacy and library services at school events and community fairs. Available for 2 to 4 hour events.
- 3-Part Early Literacy Workshop Series
A series of workshops intended for parents with toddlers and preschoolers to provide an overview and more in-depth experience with the six skills. Workshops can be scheduled as a series or individually. Each workshop lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Discovering Books Workshop – Focus on Print Motivation and Print Awareness
- Stories & Sounds Workshop – Focus on Narrative Skills and Phonological Awareness
- Letters & Words Workshop – Focus on Letter Knowledge and Vocabulary
- Emergent Reader Workshop
Workshop addresses struggling readers and how parents can help by teaching specific literacy skills and reinforcing their children’s foundational early literacy skills. Intended for parents with students in grades K-3. Workshop lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Early Childhood Professional Development Training
Public trainings are held twice a year and are open to school librarians, children’s librarians, childcare providers, early childhood educators, early literacy advocates and anyone else interested in learning more about the importance of early literacy and how to spread awareness of it or incorporate it into new or existing programs. Trainings last 2 to 4 hours. Upcoming trainings will be posted on the website as soon as they are scheduled.
All workshops are FREE and available in English or Spanish.