Saroj Ghoting is an Early Childhood Literacy Consultant and national trainer on early literacy.
She presents early literacy
training and information sessions at national, regional,
and state conferences, and training for library
staff and their partners. She has been a consultant for the Public Library
Association and the Association for Library Service
to Children of the American Library Association
on the Every Child Ready to Read @ your library® early literacy initiative. She is a co-author of Early Literacy Storytimes @
your library: Partnering with Caregivers for Success which applies
the information from the Every Child Ready to Read
@ your library workshops to the storytime setting, The Early Literacy Kit: A Handbook and Tip Cards from ALA Editions which offers information on the school readiness domains to convey to parents and caregivers in a storytime setting, and Storytimes for Everyone!
Developing Young Children's Language and Literacy, which applies the updated research and approach of the second edition of Every Child Ready to Read® including supporting scientific and mathematical thinking to storytimes. Her newest book is STEP into Storytime: Using StoryTime Effective Practice to Strengthen the Development of Newborns to Five-Year-Olds and includes information on presenting storytimes for mixed-age groups, when newborn to five-year-olds are in the same storytime.
How do you
say Saroj's name?
In over 35 years as a children's librarian in several
Maryland library systems, her broad experience ranges
from doing storytimes for children ages newborn through
six-years-old to training library staff in programming.
She has presented workshops for parents and child care
providers on ways to share books and language with young
children, and has trained library staff to present similar
As the Early Childhood Services Coordinator for Montgomery
County (MD) Public Libraries, Saroj developed partnerships
with government agencies, businesses, early childhood
organizations, and the faith communities. She also managed
the Every Child Ready to Read Project @ your library®
for Montgomery County, one of 14 national demonstration