• Sierra maintenance updates Our vendor is applying fairly frequent "maintenance updates" to our system, the most recent one being overnigh Wednesday to Thursday (April 19-20). If you notice a message about an update at the bottom of your Sierra session when you open it, please try to open Sierra on one computer at a time at your library. These udpates should not take long to complete. -Lori 04/20/2017 - 12:16pm
  • Serials and "Verifier Error" There is a problem with editing and deleting some serials (magazine) records in Sierra: users get a "Verifier Error - Field group does not have pattern field(s)" message. This problem is expected to be fixed next week. I'll post an updade when the fix is in place. -Lori 04/19/2017 - 3:01pm
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IFLS is working to support high quality storytime efforts in the region.  Keep an eye on this page, it will be updated with resources, templates and more in the coming months.

Resources for Planning Storytime

Storytime Activities

Sharing Early Literacy Information

  • Growing Wisconsin Readers is a state-wide inititiative to help caregivers learn about things they can do to help their children learn and grow, and to promote libraries as resources
  • Every Child Ready to Read, 2nd Edition is a national initiative to help parents learn about basic practices (Talk, Read, Sing, Play, Write) and early literacy concepts for young children

Kits to borrow

  • Themed Storytime Kits:  these include books, storytelling aids, music and ideas
  • Board book kits:  these contain 20 copies of a board book for unison reading
  • Large motor kits:  these contain things like beanbags, parachutes, instruments to supplement storytime
  • Sensory storytime kit:  contains books, storytelling aids, large and small motor items, music, and ideas for making storytime more inclusive for children with sensory needs or developmental issues.
  • The Early Childhood Exploration Kits may be useful to you in planning storytimes and other special events for young children.