Working with primary children
in the public library

Practical training for public library staff to explore effective provision for primary age children, with a particular focus on class visits, visits to schools and sharing books.

Anne tailors all her courses to local circumstances and learner needs, and offers face-to-face and online options.

This training is backed up with an extensive set of handouts.

Participants can expect to gain:

  • more awareness of the role and benefits of class visits and school visits
  • extra strategies for achieving successful visits
  • more confidence in organising and delivering visits and story times
  • new techniques for effective presentation
  • greater understanding of current legislation and child safety issues
  • opportunities to share good practice

What people say about this training

I will apply this constantly - with my next class visit. I will take back lots of information from the handouts. I also learned a lot from my colleagues.

In future if I had to give a storytime I would feel more confident in doing so - delivering the story, choosing the books etc.

Excellent day covering lots of issues. School context; ideas for activities; a better knowledge of what might work and what children enjoy; better ideas for using stories with children.