10 spring story picksMarch 20, 2023
Happy first day of spring!
Whether the blossom buds are popping open in your community or you're covered in snow and thinking about the promise of warmer weather, we thought it would be a good day to share some spring-inspired story picks with you.
- The Fairy Flower
- The Little Bear and the Prickly Porcupine / El Osito Y El Puercoespín
- Little Bunny Foo-Foo / El Conejito Fufu
- The Missing Bunny
- The Tale of Peter Rabbit / El cuento de Pedrito el Conejo
- Winnie the Pooh and the Bees / Winnie the Pooh y las abejas
Stories Coming Soon
- Ana's Gift, a new Día del niño / Children’s Day story (English and Spanish) by Lorena Romero, will be available this week.
- We will begin to launch stories in Dari, Farsi, and Pashto within the next month. Arabic stories will also arrive soon. If you have community members who speak those languages, start thinking about how your dial-a-story might serve as a tool to bridge gaps and connect with new families.
Public Libraries & AI: Demos, Discussions, Discovery (PLAID3)
Join The Galecia Group for a FREE virtual summit!
Tuesday, March 28th, 10am PST
Register here: Plaid3.org
Artificial intelligence is evolving rapidly, and the world is scrambling to understand the power of AI tools like chatbots and other generative AI that can transform language prompts into visual art, music, reports, presentations, and more. You might be wondering about how new developments in AI will impact libraries.
To help the library community understand the potential of AI and its applications in libraries, the Galecia Group is hosting Public Libraries & Artificial Intelligence (PLAID3), a FREE virtual summit on Tuesday, March 28. The event will feature demonstrations of AI tools, discussions on how AI can be used in library operations and programming, and opportunities for attendees to discover new AI tools and resources.
Presenter Jim Craner will cover a wide range of topics, including ethical considerations of AI, collection development, cataloging, readers' advisory, reference and research, programs and projects, outreach activities, grant writing, and more. The summit will also provide attendees with an opportunity to ask questions and engage in open discussion about the use of AI in public libraries.
We hope to see some LibraryCall folks there!
Spread cheer with these winter storiesDecember 14, 2022
LibraryCall stories to share with your community during this season of short days, colder weather, and celebration.
LibraryCall Welcomes Lorena RomeroDecember 9, 2022
We are pleased to announce the hiring of Lorena Romero to LibraryCall's content development team!
With GratitudeNovember 21, 2022
We share our gratitude for our wonderful customers, and we highlight a new story about a boy who visits his family in Mexico for the first time and realizes he has more to be thankful for than he ever imagined.
A big Election Day THANK YOU, and some news!November 8, 2022
In this article we share our appreciation for the important work library workers do during election seasons. We also announce the hiring of Content Developer Molly Milazzo and share Storytime Commons highlights.
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage MonthSeptember 15, 2022
We recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month, recommend a thematic story recording, and share the news that LibraryCall's story printables are now customizable.
Now Hiring: Spanish Content DeveloperSeptember 2, 2022
The Galecia Group is seeking a part-time Spanish Content Developer to translate, adapt, write, record, and curate stories for its LibraryCall service.
Introducing Mariam-- Farsi Content DeveloperAugust 25, 2022
This week we’re excited to introduce you to our new LibraryCall Farsi Content Developer, Mariam Jalalifard.
5 Back to School StoriesAugust 10, 2022
This week, we’re happy to share some school-themed recordings that are available to you in the Storytime Commons, including a brand new story called First Day Back.
Farsi, staff news, and a workshop... oh my!August 3, 2022
We're adding Farsi language stories! In this article, we also share some LibraryCall team hellos and goodbyes, as well as a reminder about an upcoming free webinar we're hosting.
5 benefits of listening to stories... and moreJuly 15, 2022
A social media post you can share with your community, a few new stories, and an invitation to join an upcoming online workshop.