Legislators Record Virtual Story Time Videos
The Schenectady County Legislature is celebrating National Library Week (NLW), which is April 3 – 10, by releasing new virtual story time videos for kids and families to enjoy throughout the week. A new video, featuring a story read by a County Legislator, will be released daily starting today, April 4, through Saturday, April 9 on the Schenectady County Public Library’s (SCPL) YouTube channel, https://bit.ly/SCPL_YOUTUBE.
According to the American Library Association, this year’s NLW theme is “Connect with Your Library,” which promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology by using broadband, computers, and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with media, programs, ideas, and classes – in addition to books.
“Libraries have become so much more than books – they are a place for the community to learn, grow, and connect,” said Schenectady County Legislator Sara Mae Pratt, Chair of the Education & Libraries Committee. “Recording these stories for National Library Week was such a fun project. We hope that these videos help highlight some of the different resources available to kids and families. All you need is a library card to access everything from print and digital materials to adult and youth programing, and other virtual resources at our 9 branches. If you haven’t visited our libraries lately, we invite you to come back and discover all they have to offer.”
New videos will be available on SCPL’s YouTube channel, https://bit.ly/SCPL_YOUTUBE, at approximately 10am each day. They will also be shared on the County’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SchenectadyCounty) and SCPL’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SCPLNY).
Monday, April 4
Legislator Sara Mae Pratt
Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library – Julie Gassman
Tuesday, April 5
Legislator Cathy Gatta
Library Book for Bear – Bonnie Becker
Wednesday, April 6
Legislator Pete Frisoni
Hooray for Helpers – Mike Austin
Thursday, April 7
Legislator Omar McGill
Crown: Ode to the Fresh Cut – Derrick Barnes
Friday, April 8
Legislator Michelle Ostrelich
Speak Up! – Miranda Paul
Saturday, April 9
Legislator Gary Hughes
Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise – David Ezra Stein
Learn more about the Schenectady County Public Library system, including branch locations, operating hours, programing and more at www.scpl.org.