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Thursday, May 16

2:50pm MDT

Assessing the Impact of a Free-Book Program on Parent Reading Frequency
Salt Lake County Library wanted to better understand the impact a free book program can have on reading frequency. Staff at the County Library’s Byington Reading Room put together an English and Spanish survey for parents of children receiving a free book. 


Brian Peters

Salt Lake County Library System

Thursday May 16, 2019 2:50pm - 3:10pm MDT
Eagle Room 300 A
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session (20 minutes)
  • Topic Tags Assessment and Evaluation, Children's Services (0-5), Family Engagement
  • Objective 1 Does a free book program increase parental reading frequency
  • Objective 2 Librarians at the Salt Lake County's Byington Reading surveyed parents using the free book program and what type, if any, impact this had on reading frequency.
  • Objective 3 An analysis of the 183 surveys received at the Byington Reading Room showed the more visits parents had made to the reading room to pick up a free book, the more these parents read to their children.

3:40pm MDT

Beyond the 123s of Baby & Me
Take Baby & Me story time to the next level as you learn to apply and adapt books and activities to a wide range of developmental skills and milestones. 

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Virginia Pine

Librarian, Salt Lake County Library System
I have been a librarian, specializing in youth services, for nine years. I have also spent several years on the board of the Children's Literature Association of Utah (CLAU).

Thursday May 16, 2019 3:40pm - 4:30pm MDT
Eagle Room 300 C
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • Topic Tags Children's Services (0-5), Family Engagement, Programming/Services
  • Objective 1 Learn how to include developmental skills and milestones in a Baby & Me program.
  • Objective 2 Learn how to adapt books and activities for a wide range of developmental levels.
  • Objective 3 Gain a library of resources for early development skills and activities.
Friday, May 17

10:00am MDT

I Like My Library S.T.E.A.M.ed
Incorporating Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) programming into a Public Library setting. A.K.A. How to Outreach, Outsource, and Out-Pinterest Pinterest. One library's experience turning a struggling weekly evening storytime into a popular and fun learning night.  


Melissa Lindsay

Davis County Library System

Friday May 17, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Eagle Room 200 D
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session

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