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Thursday, April 20 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Story Time Volunteers?!!? Yes, No, Maybe So

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Have you struggled with the idea of whether or not to have volunteers do story time? Deschutes Public Library recently took the plunge, and the result is a successful Read, Rhyme and Romp Story Time Volunteers program. Every week volunteers visit preschools in Deschutes County and present an early literacy based story time. This session will explain the process of recruitment, training, and selection of story time materials, as well as some of the challenges.

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Julie Bowers

Impact Services Librarian, Deschutes Public Library
Julie is all about outreach. Every day she is out and about in Deschutes County, impacting the lives of children, teens and adults who are at risk or who need to know about library services. Read, Rhyme and Romp Story Time Volunteers was her brainstorm, and she's delighted to see... Read More →
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Heather McNeil

Youth Services Manager, Deschutes Public Library
Heather supervises Youth, Outreach, Senior and Latino Services for Deschutes Public Library. She served on the 2005 Newbery Committee and 2013 Wilder Committee, and is currently on the 2018 Caldecott Committee. She was OLA's 2014 Librarian of the Year.She is an award-winning third... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Santiam Room 6 Salem Convention Center