Adventures in Virtual Storytime Services

By Jessica Fredrickson, Training & Advocacy Committee, CLEL Steering Committee

Have you heard? The ALSC and CLEL Virtual Storytime Services Guide is here!

Topics covered in this guide include:

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

Click here to access the Virtual Storytime Services Guide.

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. This resource, while robust, is by no means exhaustive! It is our hope that this Guide reflects the learning and growth we as libraries continue to make. To contribute additional content and resources to this living Guide, or to make suggestions, please contact Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy at

Speaking of learning, we’d love to check in and chat about virtual storytimes at your library! Please join us for a Twitter Chat with ALSC on Thursday, August 6th at 3PM MST:


Libraries play a vital role in connecting their communities to resources, information, and to each other. We hope this Guide empowers you to serve your community in new ways both now during this time of crisis and in the future!