The Storytime Skill Builders project was imagined in January 2015 and came to fruition at the beginning of 2016. These videos were designed and presented by librarians in Colorado and were funded by the Colorado State Library and Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy.

It is our hope that these videos will be used to help train future Storytime providers and provide guidance for seasoned veterans. Please share widely and visit often!


Adult Participation

Gross Motor Skills

Oral Storytelling

Bilingual Storytime

Group Management


Dialogic Reading

The video on Dialogic Reading has been removed while the Steering Committee works to update the content to reflect best practices regarding gender development and stereotypes. Thank you for your patience.

If you are interested in learning more about this reading technique, the Colorado State Library offers a recorded Quick Bite Webinar on the topic: Read with me! Inviting Children into the Reading Experience