Honoring Infancy: Beyond Baby Storytime

From sign language to dancing and everything in between, libraries are finding ways to engage babies with words, music, and sensory activities that not only entertain them, but provide much-needed mental stimulation. In this webinar, members of the Early Childhood Programs and Services Committee with talk about what makes a program appropriate for babies and share some tried and true ideas that are doable at any library.

Learning Outcomes

Learn more about the developmental milestones for babies

Learn what makes a program appropriate for babies

Acquire new programming ideas to implement at their library

Who Should Attend

Library staff serving families with babies and young children.


Kim Alberts is an Early Childhood/Intermediate Librarian at the Akron-Summit County Public Library in Ohio. Getting a B.A. in Theatre has served her well in that she treats every program and storytime like a performance. Kim has put her love of staying on the pulse of librarianship through serving on committees such as the 2017 Newbery Committee and the Reinberger Children’s Library Center Advisory Board and is currently the co-chair of the Early Childhood Programs and Services Committee. You can find her at The Ohioan Librarian
(https://ohioanlibrarian.wordpress.com/) or on Twitter (@libraryladykim).

Eiyana Favers is a Children’s Engagement Librarian for the Baltimore County Public Library. Eiyana’s work focuses on early literacy, children’s literature, storytelling, and folklore. Eiyana is a member of the Association for Library Service to Children and serves on the Early Childhood Programs and Services Committee, Children and Technology Committee, and the Preschool Services discussion group.



ALSC offers this archived webinar to all ALSC members free of charge, as a benefit of their membership. 

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How to Register

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If you are not an ALSC member, you can access this webinar through the ALA Store.


Tech Requirements

computer, internet access, speakers/headphones


Sarah Polen
Program Officer, Continuing Education