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Spring Fling 2014: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and Common Core
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and Common Core: Helping Readers from Preschool Through High School

  • Wednesday, April 23 | Noon - 1:30pm
  • Webinar
  • Presenters: Margo Denton, K-12 Resource Librarian, SDUSD; Mary Ann Scheuer, Emerson School, Berkeley; Eva Volin, Supervising Children's Librarian, Alameda Free Library

During the next few years, Common Core will impact public libraries and schools significantly. Join our presenters as they explore programs and resources that extend Common Core principles both in and out of the classroom. In addition, learn how to help encourage school readiness with the 1,000 books before kindergarten program. This webinar will enhance public and school library programming and help students thrive from preschool through high school.

Presented by CLA's Youth Services Interest Group

Registration Fees

Individual Registrations

  • $40 non-members
  • $30 CLA members
  • $20 student members

Group Rates (intended for groups viewing/participating in the webinar together; one login will be provided to the group)

  • $140 non-members
  • $100 CLA members (the person registering the group must be a member)
  • $70 student members (the person registering the group must be a member)

To purchase a recording of this webinar, please email

About the presenters

Margo Denton is the K-12 resource librarian for San Diego Unified. She has a BA and a teaching credential in English, and a California library services credential, and has worked as a teacher librarian at the middle and high school levels.

Mary Ann Scheuer provides support to elementary libraries throughout the Berkeley Unified School District, and much of her work focuses on the Common Core. She's a member of AASL's Best Apps committee, a reviewer for Kirkus, and was the Author Events Co-Chair for 2013 AASL National Conference. Find her on Twitter at @maryannscheuer or check out her blog Great Kid Books (

Eva Volin is Supervising Children's Librarian at the Alameda Free Library in California. When not ordering books, leading storytime, or tearing her hair out because the library's website has crashed again, she writes for publications including Booklist, Good Comics for Kids, No Flying No Tights, and Children & Libraries. She has served on several awards committees including the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics. She served on YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens committee for three years and has just wrapped up her term serving on ALSC's Notable Books for Children committee.

Questions? Please email Anna Hartman or Susie Serrano, Program Coordinators, CLA Youth Services Interest Group

Notes, Terms and Conditions

  • Registration closes Wednesday, April 16, at 5:00pm PST. Registration payments must be received at the CLA office by Wednesday, April 16, at 5:00pm PST for your registration to be processed and the webinar password and information to be sent to you.
  • Refunds cannot be issued within three weeks of an event taking place.
  • All refunds are subject to a $25 processing fee.
  • Events costing $25 and under are not eligible for refunds.
  • Your registration for a Spring Fling program constitutes permission to utilize photos taken of you at the event for news, promotion, and similar purposes.
  • Please contact the CLA Executive Director if you have questions.