Community Outreach (toddlers and older): Liz enjoys reaching out to the community in a variety of venues including libraries, daycares, preschools, bookstores, etc. These events typically involve an animated book reading during which Liz models for the parents and caregivers how to engage young children in an enriching literacy experience. By using a variety of techniques to engage her little listeners in the story, Liz is able to boost their literacy learning and keep them interested in the story. These events are usually followed-up by a craft or snack sponsored by the venue. Liz happily signs books and answers questions after the reading. This type of event takes at least 30 minutes and can last as long as needed.