Join us on Saturday, June 22
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Washington Convention Center, 145A
Writing Boxes: How libraries can create diverse, welcoming, intergenerational programming to inspire writing as an integral part of supporting literacy and family engagement.
Saturday, June 22 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Location: Washington Convention Center, 145A
Jennifer Brown (Children’s Librarian, Bank Street College of Education),
Lisa Von Drasek (Curator, Children’s Literature Research Collections, University of Minnesota Libraries)
Nikki Grimes (Poet, Writer, Artist)
Dave Eggers (founder of 826 National, Author, Publisher)
Jon Scieszka (inaugural Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and Author)
Librarians who serve children understand one of their core missions is to support reading. Reading is one part of literacy as is writing, listening, and communication. Writing experiences support family engagement, community engagement, close the education gap, facilitate literacy, and support out-of-school learning across the curriculum including STEM.
Join these librarian and authors as they provide easy and inexpensive replicable programs including mentor texts and templates to promote, encourage, and facilitate writing in libraries.