LibraryCall helps libraries share stories with families wherever they are– over the phone, online, and now in print, with the launch of Story Sheets.
Story Sheets are printable PDFs that accompany LibraryCall's audio stories, a library of librarian-curated and adapted children's recordings in English and Spanish. This new resource is available to all LibraryCall customers on-demand and at no added cost.
"We are pleased to add Story Sheets to the suite of resources we offer LibraryCall customers," says Lori Ayre, LibraryCall Principal. "Story Sheets give libraries another tool to promote literacy development and reading among the families they serve."
Read-along titles include classic stories like The Frog Prince, original stories by diverse authors like Am I Blue or Am I Green / Azul o verde. ¿Cuál soy yo? by Beatrice Zamora, and non-fiction stories about the fascinating lives of people like Maria Tallchief, the first Native American prima ballerina.
Dinah Pongyesva from Hopi Public Library (AZ) says, "I feel that having the printable version of the stories is very useful to the Hopi community. The printed version of the stories are used for a read-along experience among the struggling youth readers. In addition, some of the adults prefer reading the stories, rather than listening to the stories. The feedback I received from grandparents who are taking care of their grandchildren is that they like the Dial-A-Story with the printed version to help them teach their grandchildren how to read."
LibraryCall provides affordable phone and web app technologies to help libraries connect with patrons outside the library. LibraryCall services include Storytime Direct and Dial-A-Story Studio. Watch for audio support for StoryWalks to be released soon. For more information, visit www.librarycall.com