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Youth Services Podcast

(https://www.prescottlibrary.info/kids-teens/growing-readers/youth-services-podcast/)

Librarians Telling Tales

Youth Services librarians have launched Librarians Telling Tales–a podcast where we introduce you to all the things we love about libraries: books, people, and making connections! Like and subscribe to Librarians Telling Tales on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.

Episode 10: LOL Books and Characters for Kids & Teens

Listen as we chat about outrageous characters–real and imagined!–and laugh-out-loud stories for youth!

Download the transcript for Episode 10 to discover all the books mentioned in this episode.

Episode 9: A treasure chest of books inspired by the Summer Reading Theme: “Oceans of Possibilities”

Listen as we chat about aquatic adventure books, including tales of pirates, mermaids, sharks, and more!

Download the transcript for Episode 9 to discover all the books mentioned in this episode.

Episode 8: Books made into movies and TV shows

Listen as we chat about kids’ books that have inspired movie adaptations–for better or worse–and find out which of the popular shows and movies your kids are streaming are actually based on books!

Download the transcript for Episode 8 to discover all the books mentioned in this episode.

Episode 7: Books that celebrate strong girls + Favorite female authors for youth

Listen as we chat about books that celebrate strong girls and share some of our favorite female authors for kids and teens!

Download the transcript for Episode 7 to discover all the books mentioned in this episode.

Episode 6: Our paths to librarianship + Special guests from the Arizona State Library + Favorite books about books and libraries

Listen as we chat about our journeys to becoming librarians and what we love most about what we do, talk with Holly Henley and Jaime Ball about their wonderful work with the Arizona State Library, and share some of our favorite books about books and libraries!

Download the transcript for Episode 6 to discover all the books mentioned in this episode.

Episode 5: Ways to fit reading into your everyday life + 2022 Reading Resolutions + Young book lovers share their favorites

Listen as we chat about easy ways to fit reading into your everyday life. We also share our reading resolutions for the new year. SPECIAL EPISODE 5 BONUS: You will hear from three groups of young book lovers about the books, series, and characters they love and how they make time for reading! Episode 5 will be released in three parts:

  • Episode 5A (release date: 1/21/22) features our chat with Abbey and Cody.
  • Episode 5B (release date: 1/28/22) features our chat with Sierra, Stella, and Wilder.
  • Episode 5C (release date: 2/4/22) features our chat with Aiden, Kai, and Savanah.

Download the transcript for Episode 5A, the transcript for Episode 5B, and the transcript for Episode 5C to discover all the books mentioned in this episode.

Episode 4: Favorite fantasy books and series for youth + Our book confessions

Listen as we chat about the different types of fantasy tales, our favorite fantasy books and series, and suggestions for readers who are looking for fresh new adventures. We also share our book confessions—the books and series that we almost missed out on!

Download the transcript for Episode 4 to discover all the books mentioned in this episode.

Episode 3: Books that celebrate food, family, and holiday traditions + Why books make great gifts

Listen as we chat about books that celebrate food, family, and fun holiday traditions! We also share reasons why we think books make the best gifts.

Download the transcript for Episode 3 to discover all the books mentioned in this episode.

Episode 2: Books that launched us as readers + Tips for supporting independent readers

Listen as we chat about our favorite independent reads and the books that we see flying off our shelves as readers in our community discover the joy of reading! We also share tips to help our listeners keep their kiddos excited about reading.

Download the transcript for Episode 2 to discover all the books mentioned in this episode.

Episode 1: Books we loved as kids + Books we love to share with kids (Part 1)

Listen as we chat about our earliest memories of reading and the books we loved having read to us when we were kids. We also share some of the books we love to read aloud—to very young children at storytimes and to school age kids who visit the library with their school groups.

Download the transcript for Episode 1 to discover all the books mentioned in this episode.

This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.