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Friday, May 7 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Supporting Language Diversity in Storytime

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Serving a diverse community means more than providing diverse books. We also need to bring diversity into our programs and services. Bilingual storytimes are one way that we can offer mirrors to our language-diverse patrons while also providing windows onto diverse cultures for the entire community. In this program, Lisa Bintrim and Ryan Shimabukuro will describe the benefits of offering bilingual storytimes, identify best practices, and demonstrate those best practices in Spanish, French and Swahili. Participants will gain a sense of confidence in their ability to offer a bilingual storytime as they learn songs and rhymes that they can use with their own communities.
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
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Lisa Bintrim

Children's Librarian, Enoch Pratt Free Library
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Ryan Shimabukuro

Children's Library Associate, Enoch Pratt Free Library


Friday May 7, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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