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2014 Spring Workshop

"Early Literacy in the Digital Age"


Cen Campbell Harriet Ziefert
Cen Campbell
Founder & Editor-in-Chief of
Harriet Ziefert
Children's Author and Publisher of
Blue Apple Books

We will be looking at the form and content of Storytime in the age of Smartphones, iPads, and other new media and raising the following questions:

How do these devices extend and enhance the already dynamic storytime experience and help nurture a love of reading in our young readers?
How do early literacy practioners effectively select, use, itegrate, and evaluate technology and interactive media tools in intentional and developmentally appropriate ways?
What role do publishers, authors, and illustrators play in the creation of new media for children?

To those who create books for and share them with young people, this workshop offers attendees a venue for partnership building and resource sharing in this transformative time in which the technologies impact library and literacy practices.


Saturday, May 3, 2014

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fullerton Public Library

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2014 Fall Gala

Featuring Keynote Speaker:
Illustrator Bryan Collier

Dave the Potter by Bryan Collier Bryan Collier Knock Knock by Bryan Collier

Saturday, October 11, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011





Carolyn Johnson

 In Memoriam

 Carolyn Johnson
 1921 - 2014

Former Children's Librarian and Library Director of the Fullerton Public Library, Carolyn Johnson recently passed away in Fullerton, California. Carolyn was a long-time Board Member and President (1981) of "Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People" (CLC's former name). Carolyn was passionate about children's literature and sharing books with children. She created the Mary Campbell collection of historic children's books that are currently housed in the Carolyn Johnson Children's Room of the Fullerton Public Library. Carolyn received CLC's Dorothy C. McKenzie Award in 1987, for her tireless work with children and books in the Fullerton community. CLC expresses its condolences to her husband, Ben Johnson, and her three daughters -- all librarians --- and their families.

Donations are being accepted in Carolyn's name:

Carolyn Johnson Children's Fund
353 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832





The Sampler - April 2014
Our most recent newsletter is now available online.

The Sampler April 2014



Southern California Authors & Illustrators who published Children's & Young Adult Literature in 2013: Please see BOOK AWARDS for book submission form and/or email book information to:




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The Children’s Literature Council of Southern California, a non-profit, charitable organization, is pleased to offer scholarships for students to attend our annual events. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain professional development experience and to network with other professionals in the fields of library science, education, and literature. Scholarships will cover students’ cost of attendance at our Spring Workshop and/or Fall Gala.

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"Early Literacy in the Digital Age"






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