Spellbinders Training Workshop
Friday, August 5th, 6 - 8 pm
Saturday, August 6th, 9 am - 2 pm
Tuesday, August 16th, 5 - 8 pm
Calling all grandparents, retirees, grown-up kids, former teachers or librarians! Do you want to learn to tell engaging, fun stories to children in the oral storytelling tradition? Spellbinders is dedicated to restoring the art of oral storytelling to connect elders to youth, weaving together the wisdom of diverse cultures throughout time. Click here to read more about the national Spellbinders organization.
To become a Spellbinder in the Steamboat Springs Chapter, interested volunteers must attend this three-day Spellbinders Workshop Series, led by certified storyteller, Sherry Holland. You will learn and then tell two stories: a 3-5 minute fable during the second session and a 5-10 minute folktale for the last session. But don't worry, learning to tell stories in your own words is easy and LOADS OF FUN!
The Workshop is limited to 10 participants, and will take place in the Library's Conference Room. Deadline to register for the class is Monday, August 1. To sign up, please contact Sarah Kostin, Youth Services Librarian or call 879-0240 x314.
Once registered, you can pick up your Training Packets at the Library's Kids' Desk so you can read ahead (which will help a lot). This Spellbinders Training Workshop is only offered once a year. The cost is $35, which includes a namebadge, a background check, and snacks.
Trained Spellbinder volunteers will have the opportunity to adopt a local elementary classroom to visit once a month (for a minimum of six visits) over the course of the school year. Teachers are welcome to attend this training for enhancing their grade level curriculum in their own classrooms.