Each of the following day-long trainings addresses different implementations of sharing early literacy information with parents and caregivers. The participants are library staff and/or partners serving children newborn to five year olds and their parents and caregivers. The idea is to help staff recognize what they already know and are doing that supports early literacy, to gain confidence in sharing information and activities with adults, and to be a catalyst for new ideas and renewed enthusiasm for what we do.

  1. STAR POWER™ Sing Talk And Read Play On and Write for Easier Reading™--Putting Every Child Ready to Read® 2nd ed into Practice. 

  2. Storytimes for Everyone! Adults as Partners in Developing Language and Literacy in Young Children.

  3. Science and Math for Everyone! Exploring Science and Math Concepts Through Storytimes.

  4. STEP into Storytime: StoryTime Effective Practice for Mixed-Age (newborn to age 5) Storytimes.

  5. Storytimes for Babies, Toddlers, and Parents Too! 


$2,100 per day ($2,400 for California) plus airfare, hotel, meals, ground transportation from Riner, VA (airport is Roanoke ROA), $40 per diem, baggage fee if applicable

Cancelation Policy

  • Trainings cancelled within one calendar month notice will be billed in full including any applicable travel expenses. 
  • Trainings cancelled in advance of one calendar month will be billed for any incurred travel expenses.
  • Workshop fees for cancellation of trainings due to severely inclement weather may be waived on the condition that the training is rescheduled; host is responsible for any incurred travel expenses.



Two classes are offered by Saroj Ghoting, hosted through the Library of Virginia. A person in a library system is the host/facilitator for the class, gathering participants and providing contact information and any answering any local questions. Each class has five weeks of content and one final week that is monitored for finishing up assignments. Classes are asynchronous, participants do readings and assignments at their own time. Assignments are available Sunday and are due the following Saturday. Approximate class/homework time 3 hours per week. The fee is $3,000 for 30 people or less. Feel free to email Saroj for further details

  1. Early Literacy and Books: Making the Connection (5 week class)
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Moodle (free class through Library of Virginia, 2 weeks)

  2. Early Literacy Enhanced Storytimes: Adults as Partners in Developing Language and Literacy (5 week class)
    Prerequisite: Early Literacy and Books class (above)