For immediate release | March 13, 2013

Go digital during storytime with ideas from new PLA webinar

CHICAGO – Storytime isn’t just for books anymore. Learn how to navigate the crowded world of digital media for children’s programming during the hourlong webinar, “Early Literacy Programming in the Digital Age: Apps and E-Books in Storytime,” presented by the Public Library Association (PLA) at 1 p.m. CST, April 17.

Instructor Cen Campbell, children’s librarian at the Santa Clara County (Calif.) Library District and the Mountain View (Calif.) Public Library, will explore mobile apps and e-books and share practical techniques for integrating these tools into traditional early literacy programming. Participants will leave empowered to offer high-quality, book-based and educational media recommendations, model healthy media behavior and effectively communicate with parents on the positive and negative implications of media consumption on very young children.

Registration for “Early Literacy Programming in the Digital Age: Apps and E-Books in Storytime” costs $28 (PLA Members), $31.50 (ALA Members) and $35 (Nonmembers). Groups of any size can register for individual webinars for $129.

For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit PLA’s website at 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.


Amy Sargent

Manager Marketing

Public Library Association (PLA)

1-800-545-2433 ext.5024