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Early Literacy and Children's Services Coordinator

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Nadine Kramarz

Office Hours


8 AM - 4:30 PM


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What I Do

The Early Literacy and Children's Services Coordinator helps librarians and caregivers support the children in their community by providing advice and training on library storytimes, summer reading programs, and other youth programs, collections, and spaces.


  • For librarians: 
    • Provide guidance and advice to improve library storytimes and other youth programming
    • Manages the Statewide Summer Reading Program which supports local summer reading programs in libraries across Alaska
    • Offer one-on-one and group early literacy and youth services training opportunities to staff in Alaska libraries
    • Promote national early literacy and youth services resources to libraries
    • Consult on the layout and components of library playspaces (including books, manipulatives, and furniture)
    • Responsible for collection development of children's collection for the Alaska State Library Circulating Collection and for the Alaska Digital Library
  • For parents and caregivers:
    • Provide free training to parents and caregivers (informal and formal) about building their child's early literacy skills

Early Literacy and Children's Services Guides

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