The Great Falls Public Library Youth Services Department is partnering with Conservatory ASL Northwest for a weekly on-line ASL Story Time!
This is a wonderful, simple, and fun way to raise a positive ASL presence in our local community. It is a great opportunity for signers (both deaf and hearing) of any age to practice their signing, reading, and public presenting skills. It also provides access to deaf patrons of the library, and helps build connection with the library.
You can see the past ASL Story Times here: https://www.aslcan.com/asl-story-time-on-line/
So how does it work?
- Someone, like you, volunteers to read a story, and commits to a week and a book.
- The volunteer will receive an email with a Zoom code for the scheduled date and time… which is a Tuesday at 10:30. (And if the volunteer is a minor, a media release will be sent and must be signed by a legal guardian, and returned by the time of reading.)
- On the scheduled Tuesday, Rae, from the Great Falls Public Library, connects with the volunteer through Zoom. Together they read the story while it is being recorded on Rae’s Zoom. (If the volunteer isn’t happy with the way the story goes, it can be recorded again.)
- Rae uploads the story to the library’s GFPL Kids’ Place! YouTube channel.
- C.A.N. shares it on aslcan.com and social media.
It is a simple 30 minute commitment with a huge positive impact.
Can we count on you to volunteer for this fun and inclusive community project?
Let us know which Tuesday works best for you and we will get you started!
Together we CAN!
Hollis and Amanda Fudge
Conservatory ASL Northwest