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!
Now Scheduling-- Winter StoriesNovember 23, 2021
Here's a list of winter and Thanksgiving stories available in the Storytime Commons to help our library customers schedule their upcoming stories.
Our gift to you: unlimited minutes!November 17, 2021
To show our gratitude for our customers, we are now offering unlimited minutes across all accounts.
Celebrating 17 new stories from Merced CountyNovember 12, 2021
We're celebrating the first -- and wildly successful -- contribution of stories from Merced County Library to the Storytime Commons!
New outreach templates are here!November 4, 2021
Learn about outreach tools we provide to help libraries capitalize on the reach of their local media and schools.
Meet Adilene, Spanish reader extraordinaire!October 27, 2021
Learn more about the voice behind LibraryCall's Spanish recordings.
Getting Creative to Reach More PeopleOctober 20, 2021
Three Tips for Improving Your Dial-A-Story ServiceOctober 14, 2021
Now Hiring: Content Developer (diverse stories)October 11, 2021
Halloween-inspired stories added!October 5, 2021
New Widget Designs Now AvailableSeptember 28, 2021
It’s officially fall! The days may be getting shorter, but today we have bright news: our new web widget designs are ready for you to use and share!
Here you can see an example of the vertical design embedded into our website: https://librarycall.com/services/storytime-direct#demo
New features include: