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!
You're in luck-- stories for St. Patrick's DayMarch 9, 2022
Happy March! If you’re looking for a St. Patrick’s Day story to share with your community this month, check out two titles we’ve licensed from UK-based Storynory.com.
Check out these new stories & events!February 24, 2022
Sharing information about free upcoming events for LibraryCall clients and new stories for Black History Month.
Black History Month StoriesFebruary 11, 2022
February is Black History Month. Our talented content creator Lauren Kratz Prushko has been hard at work producing stories that celebrate the African diaspora and honor the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shape the nation.
Amanda Jacobs Foust Joins The Galecia GroupJanuary 21, 2022
The Galecia Group is happy to announce the addition of Amanda Jacobs Foust to its growing team. Foust will serve as the Outreach and Accounts Manager for The Galecia Group’s Bookpoints and LibraryCall services, ensuring library clients continue to receive outstanding customer service as the company grows.
Read-Alongs on DemandJanuary 14, 2022
Now offering printable PDFs of titles in the Storytime Commons on demand!
Top Stories of 2021January 10, 2022
Check out the most frequently-used titles in the Storytime Commons last year.
Heart and solstice... grateful for our customersDecember 22, 2021
Reflecting on the first year of LibraryCall, appreciating our customers, and sharing new stories.
These stories are snooowww jokeDecember 13, 2021
New winter stories, Public Domain Day, and a free event.
Lauren Kratz Prushko Joins LibraryCallDecember 9, 2021
Press release announcing the hiring of Content Developer Lauren Kratz Prushko.
Meet Lauren, our new Content DeveloperDecember 2, 2021
Learn about LibraryCall's talented new Content Developer, Lauren Kratz Prushko. Lauren will be focusing on developing stories that reflect the diverse lives of children and families.