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!
Listen Up! LibraryCall Enhances StoryWalks® with Audio OptionJuly 8, 2022
LibraryCall is pleased to introduce LibraryCall Soundtrack, a new service that allows libraries, museums, and galleries to add a low-cost audio component to existing self-paced exhibits, including popular library StoryWalks®.
Two Tips to Increase Dial-A-Story VisibilityJune 10, 2022
Dial-A-Story is intended to help libraries reach as many families as possible, but we know it can be challenging to get the word out about the service.
New summer story alert!May 27, 2022
A Camping Trip, our newest story, pairs perfectly with iRead's Read Beyond the Beaten Path theme. We also offer our members printable Story Sheets and a Summer Reading outreach tip.
Welcoming Stephaney Cortes AlvaradoMay 23, 2022
We are happy to announce the addition of Stephaney Cortes Alvarado to our growing content development team. Stephaney will be responsible for Spanish translations and original stories.
Summer Reading, Storywalk support, and other new stuffMay 12, 2022
We're here to support you with your Summer Reading and Storywalk programs. We also have some new recordings to share, including an adaptation of a Japanese folktale we commissioned to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
On the road with LibraryCall and Bessie StringfieldApril 27, 2022
LibraryCall attends the Texas Library Association Conference in Fort Worth and features a story about Bessie Stringfield, a motorcycle-riding, barrier-breaking African American woman.
Stories that spring to mindApril 7, 2022
This article shares spring stories and terrible jokes.
Back from PLA with new ideas and storiesMarch 31, 2022
Reflections on our conversations with library staff at the 2022 Public Library Association conference in Portland, Oregon. How can we use LibraryCall technology to reach that last 10% of people who don't have broadband internet access? We also share some new stories and resources.
LibraryCall Partners with Tolteca PressMarch 21, 2022
LibraryCall is pleased to announce, as part of its ongoing effort to reflect and honor the diversity of all children and families, a new partnership with San Diego-based publisher Tolteca Press.
LibraryCall Wins National Modern Library AwardMarch 14, 2022
LibraryCall is honored with a platinum Modern Library Award (MLA) for offering a top product in the library industry.