Storytime goes digital

Article image - Storytime goes digital Noosa Library Service staff member and keen storyteller Kate Landsey is taking Storytime to Facebook so kids donít miss out during the COVID-19 library closures.

Storytime at Noosaville and Cooroy Libraries, Queensland, has gone digital in an effort to ensure children don’t miss out during the COVID-19 closures.

Library staff are recording storytime videos and posting them to the Noosa Council’s Library Service Facebook page for kids to enjoy at home.

Young People’s Librarian, Maureen O’Shea, said, “We typically welcome between 30 and 50 children and families to our storytime sessions across the Cooroy and Noosaville libraries, so that’s a lot of kids who would otherwise miss out.

“Storytime is a highly-rated part of our service to the Noosa community. We are very happy that technology enables us to continue to bring stories to the children and families in our area, and also to families further afield.”

Noosa Library Service offers a range of online services for residents to explore while the libraries are closed due to the pandemic.

Library members have free access to download eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks, plus stream movies, access online databases and follow online tutorials on a wide range of topics.

Parents can also access Story Box Library – videos featuring Australian actors and music artists reading stories.

The Libraries’ own storytime videos were made possible due to special publishing industry copyright agreements in response to the pandemic.