Meet Adilene, Spanish reader extraordinaire!

Submitted by madeline on Wed, 10/27/2021 - 05:22 PM PDT
Headshot of Adilene Estrada-Huerta

 Have you scheduled Spanish recordings from the Storytime Commons? If so, you’re probably familiar with the voice of our Spanish language reader, Adilene Estrada-Huerta. We thought you might enjoy learning a bit more about her background.

 Adilene is an experienced librarian, trainer, and storyteller based out of Sacramento, California. She received ALA's "I Love My Librarian" award this year for her bilingual outreach work at Sacramento Public Library, and she recently served as the President of the Sacramento area REFORMA chapter. She also teaches professional development courses for Infopeople. We’re so lucky that she’s able to squeeze in some storytelling for LibraryCall!

Adilene Trivia

  • She loves books with good world-building, including fantasy and supernatural genres. 
  • She has an adorable Corgi named Shakespeare.
  • Her favorite story from the Commons is El nino que queria mas queso (The Boy Who Wanted More Cheese). 

New Recordings

Looking for some new Spanish or adult titles to schedule? Check out our newest additions to the Storytime Commons:

  • El picapedrero (The Stonecutter): When a poor stonecutter wishes for wealth and power, he gets more than he bargained for. 
  • El pequeno manzano: A Spanish version of The Little Apple Tree, a story about a young tree who worries her fruit will not ripen in time for the fall harvest.
  • The Tell-Tale Heart: In this classic story by Edgar Allen Poe, an unnamed narrator commits a murder and tries to convince the reader of his sanity. 
  • The Masque of the Red Death: Prince Prospero and his community attempt to hide from a lethal plague called The Red Death. This story is also by Poe.

Learn more about the voice behind LibraryCall's Spanish recordings.