Many books considered classics are difficult to integrate as part of an engaging storytime. In this interactive and informative program, we will examine the numerous reasons why many classic picture books should no longer be a librarian’s first choice of material and what elements we look for in a book while planning storytime.
You’ll also learn what new books are engaging the current generation of storytime audiences and when those old classics might still be a good option.

As a result of this webinar, attendees will learn:
● Why older picture books can fall flat in storytime and in what situations do we use them
● 4 specific traits to look for in a picture book that can make them engaging for storytime
● Examples of picture books that embody these traits
● How we convince caregivers to explore new books and enhance reading at home


Original broadcast May 4, 2021 
Presenter ~ Kelsey Pope
Kelsey is a Texas girl that has worked at the American Fork Library for the last two years. She is an Adult Services librarian who handles most of the programs for adults. Kelsey’s favorite part of her job is helping patrons expand their knowledge by learning and experiencing new things. Someday she hopes to open a combination sandwich shop and bookstore.
Presenter ~ Erin Warnick
Erin has been the Children’s Librarian at the American Fork Library for 8 years. One of Erin’s favorite things about her job is getting to know the families that visit the library and planning events for the community. She loves to travel and hopes to one day visit all the National Parks in the United States.