Results from the Young Children, New Media, and Libraries Survey: What Did We Learn?

J. Elizabeth Mills, Emily Romeign-Stout, Cen Campbell, Amy Koester


With new technologies, the youth services landscape is changing. In 2012, two children’s librarians in Colorado designed and implemented a research study in which they used iPads to create digital storytimes for preschoolers. They carefully chose apps and designed hybrid experiences that included both traditional and digital pieces. They then asked participants to fill out a survey describing their reactions to the storytimes and were surprised and pleased to discover the parents and children preferred the digital storytimes.

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