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Sue McCleaf Nespeca's picture

Preschool Services Discussion Group Meeting at ALA Vegas

Preschool Services Discussion Group Meeting
June 29  

1:00 – 2:30pm
Las Vegas Convention Center -

Topic: “Inclusivity in Storytime Programs: Including Children with Disabilities”

Speaker: Tess Prendergast, BA, MLIS
Doctoral Candidate, Language and Literacy Education
University of British Columbia

Follow her blog:www.inclusiveearlyliteracy.wordpress.com

Speaker followed by Round Table Discussion

Bring handouts or marketing pieces to share if you have any.  If you do, please bring at least 20 copies.

Everyone is welcome!

PSDG Discussion Group Conveners:
Sue McCleaf Nespeca, Kid Lit Plus Consulting

Linda Ernst, King County Library System lindaern@kcls.org>



Tess Prendergast's picture

Hello! Thanks to everyone who attended and shared their thoughts on this topic. It was a wonderful opportunity to share ideas and experiences. Thank you to Sue and Linda for the invitation to present at this discussion circle. I look forward to the next topic! 

My notes are attached in pdf format, with selected, recommended resources and references included. 


Ashley Waring's picture

Hi all,

Tess, thank you for sharing your notes. It was a wonderful discussion and so invigorating to be surrounded by librarians who are interested in inclusive programming. Thank you for all the great ideas that were shared.

Attached is a flyer for the sensory storytime I run.  It includes the description about the program's audience.  A few people had expressed interest in how I word it.  Credit where it's due, I took this wording with permission from a MA colleague, Gina Lipkin, who used to work at the Langley-Adams library in Groveland.

Ashley Waring
Children's Librarian
Reading Public Library (MA)

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Linda Ernst's picture

Attached are the notes taken during the discussion about "Inclusivity in Storytime Programs: Including Children with Disabilities"


Linda L. Ernst

Children's Librarian

King County Library System

Bellevue, WA


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