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Why Kids Should Be Allowed to Pick Their Own Books (and How to Explain This to Parents)  (PCI Webinar)

Why Kids Should Be Allowed to Pick Their Own Books (and How to Explain This to Parents) (PCI Webinar) Online

The Massachusetts Library System is pleased to announce that we have contracted with PCI Webinars to provide our members with access to their live webinars.  These webinars are free to MLS members who register through our calendar.  Because we are working with an outside vendor, it is important that you cancel your registration in the event that you are unable to attend the live webinar.  A recording of the webinar will be available on the PCI Webinars Niche Academy website about a week after the live webinar.  If you have any issues registering or signing into the PCI Webinars Niche Academy website, please let us know.  Please do not contact PCI Webinars or Niche Academy directly about their live webinars or webinar recordings. 

As emphasis on standardized testing and anxiety about cut-throat college admissions continue to mount, parents have become increasingly concerned about the "value" of their children's reading material.

Learn what the research says about the educational value of children choosing their own books (yes, even comic books!) and ways to gently communicate this information to parents.

Susan Metallo Oliver -- Biography

Susan Metallo has been championing stories since she began her career as a librarian and children’s storyteller over a decade ago. Completely helpless against a witty narrator or an atmospheric world, she spends most of her life immersed in books–whether her own or someone else’s–and that’s how she likes it. On those rare occasions that she extricates herself from fictional pursuits, you will probably find her surrounded by kitchen messes, crossword puzzles, or choir music.
Susan lives in New Mexico with her husband, her children, and an 85-lb. bulldog who fervently believes she will fit on your lap.


Wednesday, October 19, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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