Want to provide more than just a typical storytime outreach for preschools and daycares? In this interactive and informative program we’ll explore strategies for identifying and partnering with organizations on a needs basis, and providing non-traditional outreach and school readiness programs to their facilities.
This webinar will also look at STREAM-based outreach kits and the challenges and future opportunities in preschool and daycare outreach efforts.

As a result of this program, participants will:
• Learn how to identify locations based on need
• Gain an understanding of supporting school readiness in the community
• Learn the challenges and opportunities of providing a non-traditional Early Childhood outreach


Original broadcast November 14, 2019

Biography ~ April Watkins
April has worked with children in some capacity her entire adult life, including six years as a high school journalism teacher, and three years as a Children’s Librarian. She can regularly be seen rocking rainbow knee-high socks, tulle skirts, blue hair, and pigtails as she embodies her childhood heroes, Rainbow Bright and Punky Brewster. She loves scrapbooking, alternative music, dystopian YA novels, and binge-watching. April has a BS in Education from Bowling Green State University and a MA in Library and Information Sciences from the University of South Florida. She currently serves as the Early Childhood Services Senior Librarian for Suffolk Public Library where she has started a city-wide reading initiatives, and transformed the way SPL conducts Early Literacy Outreach. She lives in Smithfield, VA with her husband, two sons, and their very large St. Bernard.

Florida Library Webinars will be closed on Monday January the 20th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day!