Spring into Storytime 2020
Even though our library buildings are closed at the moment you can always pay a virtual visit and access all the amazing online library resources available FREE OF CHARGE! One such resource is our Annual Spring into Storytime, which will continue in a digital format, with short podcasts and videos for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home!
This April, library staff in Kilkenny and around the country are working together to bring storytimes to children and families, to encourage everyone to continue reading and sharing stories.
Our colleagues at Libraries Ireland have agreed a deal with Irish publishers and writers, allowing us to record storytimes and share during this period. This initiative will provide another valuable resource for families alongside the online services already provided.
Spring into Storytime online:
Podcasts and videos of storytimes will available on our library website (www.kilkennylibrary.ie – news) and on our facebook and twitter pages (@kilkennylibrary) on Mondays and Fridays at 11.30am, and book recommendations for children on Wednesdays at 11.30am, beginning Monday 13th April.
We have been consistently developing a varied and comprehensive collection of children’s materials in digital formats – both eBook and eAudiobook, and these can be accessed through kilkennylibrary.ie or through Borrowbox App, using your library card. If you are not a member already, you can sign up for membership online through our website, and access these resources immediately.
“Library staff have again gone above and beyond, thinking outside the box to bring digital storytimes to children all over the county,” says County Librarian, Josephine Coyne. “Despite the limitations of the current crisis, it is heart-warming to see the commitment to ensuring Spring into Storytime continues to provide children and families with storytelling experiences.”
Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council, Cllr. Peter ‘Chap’ Cleere commented: “As a father of four young children, I think this is a wonderful initiative using modern technology to bring the magic of storytelling into the homes of children. As a result, children’s story-time sessions will now be available online thanks to cooperation between local libraries and Irish Publishers. Well done to all involved in getting this up and running”.
For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 056 779 4160
1: Mother Owl's Revenge from Here There And Everywhere by Liz Weir (read by Aisling)
Mother-Owl-s-Revenge---Liz-Weir.mp3 (size 3.3 MB)
2: Children's Book Recommendations (Ruby, Jamie, Sam, Luke)
Recommendations podcast 1.mp3 (size 2.2 MB)
3: The President's Cat by Peter Donnelly (Read by Karyn)
The President's Cat podcast
4: The Magic Moment by Niall Breslin (Read by Alicia)
The Magic Moment
5: Children's Recommendations (Aisling and Noah)
6: The Sun is Kind of a Big Deal by Nick Seluk (Read by Majella)
The Sun is Kind of a Big Deal podcast
7: What friends are For by Sally Grindley (Read by Mary)
What are Friends for podcast
8: The Little Black Sheep by Elizabeth Shaw (Read by Laura)
The Little Black Sheep
Children's book recommendations (by Izzy)
Recommendations podcast 8
9: Colm's Lambs by Anna McQuinn (Read by Dorothy)
Colm's Lambs Podcast
10: Take Five by niall Breslin (Read by Alicia)
Take Five storytime video
11: Children's Book recommendations (by Majella)
Book Recommendations video
12: A Garden for Tom by Una Leavy (Read by Laura)
A Garden For Tom podcast
13: Poga The Dragon by Anna Donovan (Read by Mary)
Poga The Dragon
14: Children's Book Recommendations with Karyn
Book review video
15: Where Are You puffling? by Erica McGann & Gerry Daly (Read by Alicia)
Where Are You Puffling?
16: The president's Surprise by peter Donnelly (Read by Majella)
The Presidents Surprise podcast
17: Children's book recommendation with Aisling
Book Recommendation Video
18: My Dog Lively by Patrick Deeley (Read by Dorothy)
19: The Lonely Giant - Sophie Ambrose (Read by Caitriona)
The Lonely Giant podcast
20: Children's Book recommendations with Majella
Book recommendations video
21: The Pooka Party - Shone Shirley MacDonald (Read by Aisling)
The Pooka Party
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