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Understanding Diversity:  Serving Young Dual-Language Learners in the Library

Do you experience a disconnect with families you serve? Is there cultural awareness within your library? Do you feel that cultural assumptions influence library programming or services?

How do we foster literacy among early childhood patrons with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds?

Find answers to these and other questions in the following workshop:

This 2-hour session, given by an early childhood dual language specialist, will focus on fostering literacy, early learning, and how to connect with young children and their families who speak a language other than English within their home.  The session also explains the importance of cultural responsiveness to development and learning in early childhood, and offers strategies to enhance current library environments. It explores the ways that librarians can become more culturally responsive through easy-to-implement strategies and skills. 

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Define cultural responsiveness and describe how it supports growth and development of young learners
  • List four skills needed to be culturally responsive
  • Identify strategies for creating a culturally responsive environment
  • Identify publishers and agencies specializing in materials and services for diverse learners of all ages

WHO: The training session is targeted to anyone working with young dual-language learners.

WHERE: Spartanburg County Public Library
151 S. Church St.
 Spartanburg, SC 29306

WHEN:  Friday, August 17, 2018 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

For more Information, contact Carol Hull.

Additional sessions will be planned in other parts of the state in the Fall.


Space is limited, so register early for this relevant, free workshop,

presented in partnership with:


South Carolina State Library  SC Child Care Resource & Referral Network  SC Center for Children's Books & Literacy

Friday, August 17, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Spartanburg County Library
Spartanburg County Library
Continuing Education Literacy Cultural General Children's Services
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