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Going to ALA Washington DC 2019?

By June 17, 2019September 16th, 2023No Comments

Join us on Saturday, June 22

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM


Washington Convention Center, 145A


Writing Boxes: How libraries can create diverse, welcoming, intergenerational programming to inspire writing as an integral part of supporting literacy and family engagement.

Saturday, June 22 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Location: Washington Convention Center, 145A

Moderated by

Jennifer Brown (Children’s Librarian, Bank Street College of Education),

Lisa Von Drasek (Curator, Children’s Literature Research Collections, University of Minnesota Libraries)

Cover Writing Boxes: Reading/Writing Connection in Libraries

Nikki Grimes (Poet, Writer, Artist)

Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes

Dave Eggers (founder of 826 National, Author, Publisher)

Abner & Ian Get Right Side Up by Dave Eggers

Jon Scieszka (inaugural Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and Author)

Astro Nuts by Jon Scieszka


Librarians who serve children understand one of their core missions is to support reading. Reading is one part of literacy as is writing, listening, and communication. Writing experiences support family engagement, community engagement, close the education gap, facilitate literacy, and support out-of-school learning across the curriculum including STEM.

Join these librarian and authors as they provide easy and inexpensive replicable programs including mentor texts and templates to promote, encourage, and facilitate writing in libraries.


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