Spellbinder telling a story

Spellbinders Training Workshop

Monday, October 9, 2023 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Teen Project Room - 1st Floor
Calling all grandparents, retirees, grown-up kids, former teachers or librarians! Learn to tell engaging, fun stories to children in the oral storytelling tradition.

Spellbinders is dedicated to restoring the art of oral storytelling to connect elders to youth, weaving together the wisdom of diverse cultures throughout time. Click here to read more about the national Spellbinders organization. 

Trained Spellbinder volunteers will have the opportunity to adopt a local elementary classroom to visit once a month (for a minimum of six visits) over the course of the school year. Teachers are welcome to attend this training for enhancing their grade level curriculum in their own classrooms.

About the Training - Three Sessions

Monday, October 9 from 4-7 pm
Tuesday, October 10 from 4-7 pm
Thursday, October 12 from 
 4-7 pm

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To become a Spellbinder in the Steamboat Springs Chapter, interested volunteers must attend a three-day Spellbinders Workshop Series, led by certified storyteller, Sherry Holland. You will learn and then tell two stories: a 3-5 minute fable during the second session and a 5-10 minute folktale for the last session. But don't worry, learning to tell stories in your own words is easy and LOADS OF FUN!

The Workshop is limited to 10 participants, and will take place in the Library's Teen Project Room. Deadline to register for the class is Tuesday, August 15. To sign up, please contact Spellbinders Chapter Leader, Sherry Holland, or call 879-0240 x313. 

To register for the training, contact Sherry Holland 970-879-0240, ext 313.Once registered, you can pick up your Training Packets at the Library’s Kids’ Desk so you can be prepared for the first session. The cost is $40, which covers training, refreshments, Spellbinder Badge, and background check.