February 26, 2018 – Explore More This Summer: Maximizing the Creative Potential of Your Library Programs

This half-day workshop, lead by Lisa Regalia of the Center for Childhood Creativity, will focus on how to provide exploratory learning opportunities in your library programs using the Center for Childhood Creativity’s CREATE framework.

  • Learn how subtle shifts in language, materials, and room set-up can make a BIG difference in the creative potential of your library programs.
  • Explore the research behind the CREATE framework to discover why the environment you set up matters for children’s learning.
  • Roll up your sleeves and dive into activities that showcase the suite of strategies available to create hands-on, open-ended experiences.
  • Take what you learn and apply it to activities you plan to use this summer!

This workshop has been designed for library staff working with children from birth to 10 years of age, though the techniques covered can easily be adapted and used when working with other age groups.

Presenter: Lisa Regalla, PhD | Deputy Director, Center for Childhood Creativity at teh Bay Area Discovery Museum

This workshop is part of a series of workshops presented by California Library Association, in partnership with the California State Library, as part of the Summer @ Your Library: Explore, Learn, Read, Connect project, and the Summer @ Your Library Quality Principles Initiative and the Outcomes and Outreach Initiative.

Workshop registration: This workshop will be presented in both Northern and Southern California. Spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis, while balancing the commitment to make space for as many library jurisdictions as possible. Registration will be open until Friday, February 2nd, or until the workshop is full.

Northern California Workshop
Monday, February 26th, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Yolo County Library | Mary L. Stephens – Davis Branch Library
315 E. 14th Street
Davis, CA 95616

Training Registration Link:

Travel Assistance:
CLA has funds to support participants’ travel to and from the workshop thanks to the Summer @ Your Library project’s LSTA funding. We welcome library staff from all regions of California. Please provide information about your travel costs within the registration form.

We are very grateful to Yolo County Library for hosting this workshop.

Whether you register for the workshop or not, please join the Summer @ Your Library: Explore, Learn, Read, Connect online community: If you would like to be a part of a conversation about summer and/or would like to receive messages about summer resources and training from CLA, please join the Summer @ Your Library Facebook group and listserv at http://calchallenge.org/resources/fbandlistserv/