Twelve months of children's programming: Grades K through 6

For Immediate Release
Tue, 03/04/2014


Dan Freeman

eLearning Manager

ALA Publishing

ALA Publishing

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, 12 Months of Children's Programming: Grades K through 6 with Lisa M. Shaia and Joanne M. Moore. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Central on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Library programs and services for children need to incorporate programs for elementary-age children that integrate the school, the library and the community. Shaia and Moore will show librarians how to do just this using their fully integrated, holistic approach, which builds children’s programming with schools and the full calendar year in mind.

In this workshop, Shaia and Moore will offer a month-by-month approach to children’s programming that includes strategies for working with teachers and using the summer months to enhance literacy and learning while school is out. They will also discuss how to finance these programs through fundraising events.

After participating in this event, participants will be able to:

  • plan monthly programs to appeal to both early elementary and upper elementary age groups;
  • learn ways to collaborate with their local school system and the school schedule to make it easier for children to attend programs;
  • plan fundraising programs for the library.

About the Instructors

Lisa M. Shaia is currently the children’s librarian at the Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield, Conn. She is the author of "After-School Clubs That Encourage Reading" (ALA 2013). Other writing credentials include articles in the Collaborative Summer Library Program, Children and Libraries and Connecticut Parent Magazine. Shaia also developed and teaches classes for ALSC. She has a BA in English from Western Connecticut State University and an MLS from Southern Connecticut State University. You can follow her blog at

Joanne M. Moore is currently the Center Elementary School media specialist and the school library program coordinator for the Litchfield, Connecticut public schools. Her writing credentials include School Library Monthly and Library Sparks. She has a BA in Library Science and an MLS from Southern Connecticut State University.

Shaia and Moore have been collaborating since 2005. They tape a weekly “Books for Bedtime” television show for the city’s local cable network, and in 2010, they cowrote an article published in Library Sparks.

Registration for this ALA Editions Workshop is available on the ALA Store. You can purchase registration at both individual and group rates.

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