Active Reading

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is partnering with Read Charlotte in the community effort to double 3rd grade reading proficiency in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools from 39% to 80% by 2025.  One of the strategies developed by Read Charlotte is Active Reading.  Active Reading is the practice of reading WITH a child rather that reading TO a child.  Through the partnership the library was able to pilot a new 4-week evidence-based curriculum for parents and caregivers in early 2016 and is currently bringing the model to scale for the entire community.  This presentation will include modeling of Active Reading as well as outcomes from the workshops.

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Associate Director of Lifelong Learning
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

As Associate Director of Lifelong Learning at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Eure provides strategic leadership for Early Literacy, Children’s Services, Teen Services, Adult Services, and Outreach. Manages system-wide programming and cultivates key community partnerships and collaborations.

Prior to joining the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Eure was Library Director at Cabarrus County Public Library, and has held other positions in libraries in North Carolina. She holds an undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University and a graduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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Children's Services Coordinator
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Emily Nanney is the Children’s Services Coordinator for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.  Prior to her current position, Emily worked as a Children’s Manager, Children’s Supervisor, Children’s Librarian, and Youth Specialist.  In 2015 she was a Public Library Association Leadership Fellow and is currently serving on the 2018 Randolph Caldecott Award Committee.

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Presentation (60 minutes)