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Spring STARS series

Earn STARS credits for free. Please register by selecting the class location below, or selecting April or May classes. 2 STARS credits per workshop.

Due to state requirements only adults may attend STARS classes.

Best New Picture Books of 2017

Check out the best of the best in new books for preschool children. Learn how to evaluate books based on their content and illustrations. Discover new ways to promote early literacy while sharing these books in the classroom.

Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.
Saturday, April 14 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W
Monday, April 30 • 6 - 8 p.m.

Marysville Library, 6120 Grove Street
Saturday, May 19 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Path Less Traveled

Explore the connection between creativity and early literacy in preschoolers while playing with paint, play dough, and other art materials.

Stanwood Library, 9701 271st Street NW
Tuesday, April 10 • 6 - 8 p.m.

Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander Street
Saturday, May 5 • 1 - 3 p.m.

Mill Creek Library, 15429 Bothell-Everett Hwy
Sunday, May 13 • 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Wonder: Young Children and Science

Children are naturally curious. Science books and activities are a great way to nuture their interests and develop early literacy skills. In this workshop, discover a number of science picture books and interactive projects to share.

Lakewood/Smokey Point Library, 3411 169th Place NE
Saturday,  April 21 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Avenue
Saturday, April 28 • 2 - 4 p.m.

Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive
Thursday, May 10 • 6 - 8 p.m.

Quiet Mind, Mindful Play, and Joyful Movement

A trio of powerful, yet easy-to-understand tools to use with young children for nurturing and strengthening self-regulation skills. Discover a variety of playful, calming and engaging activities, games and books; then together, with other participants, explore the many ways these activities can easily become a part of your toolbox for helping kids be more aware and in control of their bodies, their feelings and more.

Sultan Library, 319 Main Street
Saturday,  May 5 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Avenue W
Monday, May 14 • 6 - 8 p.m.

Freeland Library, 5495 Harbour Avenue
Saturday,  May 19 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Classes for early childhood educators, parents and caregivers

Sno-Isle Libraries offers a series of STARS classes every fall, winter and spring. These classes are led by Sno-Isle Libraries staff who are state approved trainers and have an expertise in early literacy and early learning. All classes are offered in our community libraries (unless noted otherwise). Classes are always free. The classes meet the ongoing professional development requirements outlined by the Washington state Department of Early Learning.

Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend these classes as well.

Sign up to find out about our next series!

If you would like to be notified when our next STARS classes are announced for winter, subscribe below to our email list. For specific questions about STARS contact our Early Learning Coordinator, Joy Feldman.

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It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people,
that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass.
- Eudora Welty