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Grow a Reader Day

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
City Hall Council Chambers


Join us for our annual Grow a Reader Day! It will be a full day of early learning workshops and presentations for parents and caregivers of young children, child development professionals, and youth librarians who work with children ages five and under. Participants are welcome to attend one or all of the presentations as they see fit. Participants can earn up to 6 hours of continuing professional education credit.

This event is free. Space is limited and requires registration. 

Events Schedule

  • 9:00-10:30 Literacy Development: Games Children Play. Collin College Professors of Early Childhood Education and Education discuss literacy development and help you prepare literacy games and activities. 1.5 hours CPE credit
  • 10:45-12:15 From Talkers to Readers. Children learn language from those who love them at home and in early learning programs. The quality and quantity of early language interactions make a difference in a child's literacy success. Learn strategies that will turn silence into meaningful moments with your children. 1.5 hours CPE credit
  • 1:15-2:45 Why Won't They Listen to Me? Participants will learn simple strategies to help manage challenging behaviors displayed by young children at home and in the classrooms. We will gain a better understanding of what the children are trying to communicate by their behaviors, and how stress can factor into what the adult and the children are experiencing. After this session teachers and parents will be able to meet the individual needs of the children in an empathic and effective way. 1.5 hours CPE credit
  • 3:00-4:30 Reading WITH Young Children - the Whole Book Approach to Reading Literacy. The whole book approach in reading literacy for young children is a method used by using picture books as an art and reading literacy form. It gives those who work with young children tools to engage them in interactive picture book reading that facilitates discussions as the book is read aloud. 1.5 hours CPE credit

Any person needing an accommodation for a disability to access the benefits of the Library’s services, programs, or activities under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Library by telephone at (972) 292-5669, by email at, or in writing, not less than five (5) business days prior to the program.

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