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Thursday, October 17 • 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Libraries: Spaces to Encourage Early Literacy Collaborations

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Learn about collaborative possibilities to strengthen your library’s Early Literacy program. Hear about the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and best practices from three CGR-affiliated library programs. Share tips about partnerships in your community, such as with local Smart Start and Head Start programs, Partnerships for Children, United Ways, and local school systems. Leave prepared to support and encourage parents and assist children to get an early start that will yield greater academic success by 3rd grade and beyond.

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Laurel Morris

Library Director, Gaston County Public Library
Graduated with MLS from UNC Chapel Hill 1984 and MPA from UNC Charlotte in 1988. Staff member at Gaston County Public Library for 32 years, Library Director since 2013. Current President of North Carolina Public Library Directors Association.


Lynn Thompson

Library Director, Southern Pines Public Library

Donna Phillips

Library Director, Wayne County Public Library

Lisa Finaldi

Community Engagement Leader, NC Early Childhood Foundation

Sarah Miller

Branch Services Manager, Gaston County Public Library

Thursday October 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm EDT
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