April 26, 2020 | 3:00 PM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT
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Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa | 625 North Road (Route 117)
Groton, CT 06430
For the first time this year, we are offering Storytime School, an immersive experience facilitated by Kari Ann St. Jean. Those who register for Storytime School are committing to attend the immersive learning experience on Sunday afternoon (3-6PM) and all day Monday and Tuesday (9-5) and will not be able to attend any other confernece sessions.
Parking, morning coffee and baked goods, an afternoon snack, beverages and a hot buffet lunch are included in the registration rate.
Storytime School Preliminary Schedule: (Subject to change)
Sunday, April 26th : 3 pm - 6 pm
Monday, April 27th : 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, April 28: 9 am - 5 pm
Students will follow regular conference schedule with access to all snack/meal breaks and some exhibit time.
Member Price $220
Non-Member Price $280
- You must register in advance, and payment in full must be received by CLA 5 days in advance of the conference.
- We cannot provide refunds, but if you are unable to make it to the Conference, you can transfer your admission to someone else. Please contact the CLA office at least 2 days before the event at 860-346-2444 to make these arrangements.
As a participant you will:
Become familiar with unique methods for planning and organizing storytime lesson plans and materials.
Increase your knowledge of best practices for presenting storytimes.
Increase your knowledge using props, music, felt figures, rhymes, and movement during storytimes.
Become familiar with different types of storytelling: picture book, oral, and felt board.
Practice presenting picture books and storytelling to the class; while exchanging feedback as a group.
Connect face to face with early career professionals and have the opportunity to create bonds while
sharing in an experiential learning environment.
Learn the benefits of embedding mindful practices into storytime and your own self-care.
Have fun while developing skills to build future storytime experiences.
Facilitated by: Kari Ann St. Jean, MLS, Storytime School Creator & Instructor
Send inquiries to: [email protected]
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Directions & Parking
The Mystic Marriott is located at 625 N Rd, Groton, CT 06340. A map and more detailed directions are available on their online map. All CLA Conference attendees can park for free in the hotel parking lot!
Special Hotel Conference Room Rate:
Rooms at the Mystic Marriott are offered at a special group rate of $149/night (plus 15% tax that is applied per night). Reservations can be made at this discounted rate until Monday, March 30 or until the block fills. Guests can reserve their rooms by using the Hotel Reservation Link or by calling the group reservations phone number: 877-901-6632 and referencing Connecticut Library Association **Guests should not call the hotel directly.
Monday, April 27 at 5PM: Mini Golf Happy Hour & YA Award Reception
Join us after Monday's Conference sessions at 5PM for a complimentary drink (wine or beer) and hors d'oeuvres to celebrate the winner of a new YA Award. We hope you'll stay for a fun round of mini-golf. Your 9-hole mini golf course will wind around the Exhibit Hall and the $10 fee (cash or check) to play will help fundraise for future CLA initiatives.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or check as payment. If paying by check, please be advised that your registration will not be completed until payment is received. You will be notified via email when your check is received and your registration is processed.
The Connecticut Library Association seeks to provide reasonable accommodations by request for physical access, communications, or other needs to ensure that services, activities, and programs are available to individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests may include, but are not limited to, sign language interpretation, assistive listening devices, or written material in alternative format.
If you have a request for accommodation, please submit information at least 21 days in advance of the conference to Maria Bernier, ADA Committee Chair, at [email protected]. Include a description of the accommodations are you requesting, and describe any equipment you are requesting to be provided.
The Americans with Disabilities Act does not require the Connecticut Library Association to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference!
$220.00 Storytime School CLA member ticket
$280.00 Storytime School non-member ticket
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