GARLAND – By Cari Doutre – April 5, 2020
Got a little cabin fever during the COVID-19, (coronavirus) shutdown and quarantine? No worries, fans of Garland Public Library’s story time can now watch from the safety, and comforts, of home!
Libraries throughout Utah are working together, and joining forces, to stream Cabin Fever Storytime for children every day starting at 10 a.m. MST
The Garland Public Library will be livestreaming this on their Facebook page.
Every week will feature a different library’s story time that will be live streamed for children in Utah to enjoy. In addition to this feature, other virtual library programs will also be offered throughout the day.
“Cabin Fever Storytime is an amazing program created by the Utah State Library (The State Library, not Utah State University),” said Garland Public Library’s Director Tate Atkin.
“They came up with the idea to livestream story times from libraries throughout the state of Utah. It's a collaborative effort to help educate and entertain children while at home during this difficult time,” Atkin added.
“Story Time with Miss Danielle” at the Garland Public Library is a favorite among local children.
“I am excited for other people throughout the state of Utah to see what a wonderful story time Miss Danielle creates week in and week out. She does an amazing job with her weekly program and it will be fun to show off her talents to a larger audience,” Atkin said.
Miss Danielle will be presenting "Cabin Fever Storytime" on Tuesday, April 7 at 10 a.m. Story continues below...
The Garland Public Library has been closed until further notice, as are all libraries in Utah. It’s programs like Story Time with Miss Danielle that were a major part of the library’s online presence in the community.
“It's good to have online programs such as story time to continue to connect with our patrons and continue to provide our wonderful resources with them,” Atkin said.
“We are looking at other online programs and events we can host online to continue to educate and be a part of the lives of the people we serve,” he added.
Not only that, Atkin misses those in-person interactions at the library.
“We miss the interactions at the library and hosting fun programs and events. We hope we can at least fill some of the void we are all experiencing at this time with online videos, programs, and content,” he said.
Due to copyright permissions, some of the story times can only be live streamed and not recorded.
“I have been very impressed with the story times shared from other libraries. We have built it into our daily routine for the kids and it keeps them entertained and learning while stuck at home,” Atkin said.
“It has been one consistent thing in this otherwise chaotic life of ours. I am excited for the opportunity that the Garland Public Library has to participate in this wonderful program,” he added.
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