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Storytime Evolved: What is the “New Normal” for Storytimes?

Shawn D. Walsh


To talk about how storytime has changed as a result of COVID-19, it’s important to talk about how it has stayed the same. Talking heads drone on about the “new normal,” and I don’t think that this is new. The evolution of storytime was already in motion. At most, COVID-19 accelerated it.

Storytime will always be storytime, regardless of whether it’s in person or online. However, how successfully that happens is up to you and your colleagues. And that is my story.

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