ALSC and CLEL Launch a Virtual Storytime Services Guide



From the American Library Association

During times of crises, libraries continue to play a vital role in connecting their communities to resources, information, and to each other. The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL) have released a Virtual Storytime Services Guide to assist libraries in creating high quality and meaningful online experiences for their patrons.

As libraries of all types are expanding their digital collections and exploring virtual program offerings, this free guide is offered as a comprehensive resource to support librarians in this shift to more virtual work. Topics covered in this guide include:

  • Technology Tools
  • Suggested Practices
  • Copyright Considerations
  • Serving Diverse Children and Families
  • Promoting Virtual Storytime Programs
  • Other Virtual Children’s Programs
  • External Resources to Support Early Literacy

Each of these sections includes resources and suggestions for library leadership, departments involved in the virtual program editing or marketing processes, and virtual program providers.

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