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Fun In New Mexico


Recently, I spent a week traveling around New Mexico and presenting workshops to a wonderful group of enthusiastic librarians.

If you are ever in New Mexico, check out the Artesia Library!  There is a beautiful mural there  by Peter Hurd.

In addition to my planned stops, I also visited fellow librarian Enid Costley in Rosswell New Mexico, and we had our picture taken with an alien.


Public Library Association (PLA) Session and Hand-out


Today I presented a session at PLA on Using Nursery Rhymes to Encourage Talking, Singing, Reading, and Playing in Storytimes.  I am delighted that so many people attended, we ran out of handouts.  Please click on the link below for a copy of the hand-out.

If you missed today’s session, I will be doing the same presentation tomorrow from 1-1:20 at the PLA stage in the exhibit hall.

MGOL practices highlighted in Every Child Ready to Read Evaluation Report


An Evaluation Report on Every Child Ready to Read  was recently released and MGOL practices are highlighted from pages 33-36 (Start reading under the title, “Asides”).

MGOL is also mentioned on page 49.

MGOL has been encouraging parents to talk, sing, read, do fingerplays, and play with their children from the very start. It is an incredible honor to be included in this national report.

This week, I returned from the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) Conference in Atlanta. Summer Rosswog from Port Discovery Children’s Museum and I presented a poster session on Mother Goose on the Loose Goslings.  There was quite a bit of interest, and some suggestions of possible funding sources for further research. If you know of a Foundation or Organization or Funder who would be interested in hearing more about our early literacy program for parents with babies in NICUs, please let me know!