Julie Dietzel-Glair

What People are Saying about Julie's Sessions

"Julie Dietzel-Glair's "Books in Motion" presentation at TLA 2013 got conference goers on their feet in active participation. The session was packed and the feedback great! Can't wait to have her out again!" ~Marianne Crandall Follis Ph.D., Senior Librarian, Valley Ranch (Irving) Public Library, Irving, TX 

"People who were there came up to me throughout the conference and thanked me for bringing you in. They were bursting to get back to their library and try some of them in their programs." ~Susan Pannebaker, Pennsylvania Library Conference

"Julie's presentation offered lots of fresh and useable plans for integrating books into action-packed and educational storytimes. Attendees loved Julie's creative ideas." ~Susan Modak, Coordinator of the 2012 Kids Are Customers, Too Conference.




Click here for a list of more Early Literacy Trainers. List is an image of a handout provided at the 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference.

Books in Motion has already been presented in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin!
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Books in Motion

Do you want to jump, sing, dance, wiggle, stretch, and draw with preschoolers while reading books to them in storytime? Discover many ways to include movement during the books rather than just in between the books. This interactive program will have participants up and moving with the shared books and ideas.

Just the Facts:

Tips on Using Nonfiction in Preschool Programming

Add another level to your preschool programming with cool facts and vibrant photographs. Including nonfiction titles in your programming will help build literacy excitement in children while exposing them to new vocabulary and ideas. All information based on the book titled Get Real with Storytime: 52 Weeks of Early Literacy Programming with Nonfiction and Poetry by Julie Dietzel-Glair and Marianne Crandall Follis (Libraries Unlimited, 2015). This session can also include movement related ideas from ​Nonfiction in Motion: Connecting Preschoolers with Nonfiction Books through Movement​ (ALA Editions, 2016).

1 Book, 20 Uses

You’ve finished reading a picture book to preschoolers, now what? How about trying a science experiment based on part of the plot? What about learning numbers with the characters? Why not play a game related to the book? And don’t forget rhymes and songs! Julie Dietzel-Glair is the author of the 2015 and the 2016 Pennsylvania One Book Manual which provides numerous activity ideas for one book each year.


Length: 2 1/2 hours

Fee: $400 plus travel

All sessions suitable for anyone that works with preschoolers and books.


Looking for a shorter or longer session? Contact me and we can create a training session that is perfect for your needs.