Flannels bring stories and songs to life! In this fun engaging workshop learn just how to get started in the wonderful world of flannel (or felt) boards! Learn how flannels inspire visual literacy and allow for hands on learning with children and immediately capture a child’s interest and imagination and involve them in the story or song.

In this interactive and informative program, you’ll pick up some tricks and tips on flannel fundamentals and learn how to make an affordable, portable, felt board. We’ll also discuss how to make simple felt pieces or go advanced and make your pieces of felt pop and have time to talk about story/song selection, selecting your materials, storage, and more.



Original broadcast September 24, 2019 

Biography ~ Danielle Fortin

Danielle has been working in libraries of one sort or another for over 20 years. Yep, she started back in the days of the actual card catalog and pre-internets. She has been running story time since the 90’s, when she discovered how fun Flannel Boards are. Her longtime focus has been youth services and she currently works at the McArthur Public Library in Biddeford, Maine and serves as Chair of the Maine Library Association Youth Services Section. She likes terrible puns, roller derby, and her cats.