Learn how to engage teen parents in early literacy practices in upcoming PLA webinar

For Immediate Release
Mon, 08/10/2015


Kara O'Keefe

Manager, Membership Marketing



CHICAGO – The Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) initiative has provided a powerful toolkit for introducing parents to early literacy practices. When those parents also happen to be teenagers, it helps to take a fun-yet-thoughtful approach to programming. Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to learn reliable, time-tested methods for reaching the teen parent population and introducing the Five Practices in a way that is simple, straightforward, and highly interactive. “Early Literacy Outreach for Teen Parents: Engage and Inspire with the Five Practices” will take place at 1 p.m. Central on August 26.

Presenters include Xelena Gonzalez, early literacy specialist, and Corinne Sanchez, community services supervisor, from the San Antonio (Texas) Public Library.

The cost to attend “Early Literacy Outreach for Teen Parents: Engage and Inspire with the Five Practices" is $28 (PLA Members), $31.50 (ALA Members) and $35 (Nonmembers). Groups of any size can register for $129. The registration deadline is 11:59 p.m. Central on Monday, Aug. 24.

The Public Library Association (PLA) is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.

For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext.5PLA, or pla@ala.org.