Introducing the Talk Story Website

The American Indian Library Association and the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association announce the launch of their Family Literacy Focus project Talk Story: Sharing Stories, Sharing Culture website.

Talk Story is a library literacy model that reaches out to Asian/Pacific American (APA) and Native American/Alaska Native children and families. It promotes basic and cultural literacy in pre-readers and early readers by engaging children and their families in storytime, storytelling, books, art, music, dance, and other cultural activities. Upcoming Talk Story events will take place at Laguna Public Library (Laguna, NM), Tuzzy Consortium Library (Barrow, AK), Marlborough Public Library (Marlborogh, MA), and Jemez Pueblo Community Library (Jemez Pueblo, NM).

Talk Story is generously supported by the American Library Association as part of ALA 2009-2010 President Camila Alire’s Family Literacy Focus Initiative.

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