Working with primary children
in the public library

A practical training day 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 this course to local circumstances and learner needs.

The course 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 course

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.