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Youth Services: Overview


Associate of Library Services to Children

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Tell them a Story: Building Literacy through Storytelling

The storytelling workshops provided information and practice to help participants improve their skills, confidence, and knowledge of the power of storytelling to motivate children to read and succeed.  Participants agree to tell at least one story each month for the four months following their training.

Presented by Dr. Brian Sturm, Asst. Professor and StorySquad founder at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science.



Greene, Ellin, and Janice Del Negro. 2010. Storytelling: art and technique. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.

Hamilton, Martha, and Mitch Weiss. 1990. Children tell stories: a teaching guide. Katonah, N.Y.: R.C. Owen Publishers.

MacDonald, Margaret Read, and Brian W. Sturm. 2001. The storyteller's sourcebook: a subject, title, and motif index to folklore collections for children, 1983-1999. Detroit: Gale Group.

Once Upon a Time: Storytelling card game 


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