We've been thinking about all the creative ways you're using your LibraryCall services. Of course, the classic dial-a-story model of sharing stories with children is a keeper, and many of you are using that model to successfully connect with families. We also appreciate all the new things you're trying, like Prescott Valley Public Library hosting guest speakers from the community (including the Mayor!), Chino Valley Public Library using their ResourceLine to try a summer trivia game, Merced Library working collaboratively to record theatrical plays of children's stories, and Ft. McDowell Public Library partnering with tribal members to record stories in the Yavapai language.
Has anyone tried enlisting teens to record stories for younger kids? This model might provide a teen leadership opportunity and an early literacy resource simultaneously! The are lots of ways to have fun with the service and use it to reach more community members. We hope you’ll share your ideas on the Dial-A-Story listserv.
In the meantime, check out this interesting use of Dial-A-Story technology from decades ago: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/oct/18/john-giorno-dial-a-poem-returns-fbi-feds-instapoet
Our next virtual Storytime Commons Chat will be one week from today-- Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 12:00 Pacific/3:00 Eastern. Register here: https://librarycall.com/event/storytime-commons-chat/wed-10272021-1200-pm-pdt
Madeline and the LibraryCall team