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Messages to LibraryCall customers about new ideas and service offerings.

Two Tips to Increase Dial-A-Story Visibility

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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. 

Two Simple Tips to Increase Your Dial-A-Story Visibility

1. Include your Dial-A-Story phone number on your library website's phone/contact list. This is a super simple way to elevate and provide more visibility to your service. You can see here that Hopi Library has their Dial-A-Story number listed right alongside their main library phone number. As my son would say, "Easy peasy lemon squeezy."

New summer story alert!

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We have a new story to share with you, just in time for Summer Reading. 

In A Camping Trip: From City to Nature by Lauren Kratz Prushko, three friends from the city go camping for the first time. Together they learn to pitch a tent, hike in the wood, and make s'mores under the stars. This title may be of particular interest to libraries using iRead’s Read Beyond the Beaten Path theme.

Story Sheets

To support your efforts connecting families with stories and information, we offer our members Story Sheets– read-along printables– on demand!

On the road with LibraryCall and Bessie Stringfield

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LibraryCall is on the road again! This week, two of our team members are down south at the Texas Library Association conference in Fort Worth. Amanda Jacobs Foust, our Outreach and Accounts Manager reports, “It’s been a pleasure to be first time exhibitors at TLA. We’ve enjoyed talking and connecting with such a wide range of library staff - especially so many school libraries! Plus we get to enjoy lots of Texas tacos and BBQ in beautiful Fort Worth while we work!”

Back from PLA with new ideas and stories

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Last week, the LibraryCall team attended the Public Library Association conference in Portland, Oregon. It was so fun to have LibraryCall clients stop by to say hi. We talked to hundreds of librarians in just a few days of exhibiting, which was wonderful (and maybe a tiny bit exhausting after two years of isolation!) Our time connecting with conference attendees reminded us of how passionate and conscientious library staff are in their approach to serving their communities. We are honored to be a small part of helping you do what you do so well. 

Check out these new stories & events!

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If you’re looking to share one last Black History Month story with your community before the end of the month, check out our newly published recording by Lauren Kratz Prushko– Inventor Garrett Morgan: Champion of Safety! Garrett Morgan’s most famous inventions included the gas mask and three-way traffic lights, two technologies that have

Black History Month Stories

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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. We hope you enjoy sharing these stories with your community. 

Dr. Mae Jemison floating in space shuttle

Read-Alongs on Demand

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We hope you’re all staying safe and finding moments of tranquility during this latest Covid surge. Some of you may find yourselves transitioning back to virtual programming or creating more take-away kits in the coming weeks. To support your efforts in finding creative ways to connect families with stories and information, we will now be offering our members a new service– read-along printables on demand!

Heart and solstice... grateful for our customers

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As we reflect on this first year of LibraryCall service, we’d like to take a moment to thank you for being an early adopter and supporter. Your feedback and contributions have been so valuable, and it brings us joy to think about how our combined efforts provide opportunities for families to feel more connected to libraries, stories, and resources in difficult times. Thank you for making our year brighter!