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Drive-In Storytime

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February 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST

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  • Do you miss providing in-person storytimes?
  • Do you want to be able to provide memorable in-person programming?

Now you can! Learn how to offer Drive-In Storytimes using radio transmitters while patrons relax in the comfort of their car!

“Tune in” as we think outside the Zoom box! Come prepared to share your questions and ideas.


  • Session Slides (PDF)
  • PPLD Equipment (PDP)
  • Where to get large books
    • Scholastic
    • Lakeshore has big books, but not really any new books, just the ‘classics’
    • Ingram
    • Penworthy
    • The Book Farm
  • Great books, rhymes and songs
    • Elephant and Piggie books are perfect for acting out
    • Woody Guthrie’s “Going for a Ride in the Car Car”
    • The Wiggles Big Red Car
    • “Drivin’ in my car” by Ralph’s World
    • If You’re Happy and You Know it – (honk your horn, swish your wipers, flash your lights…)
    • Drivin’ in My Car
    • Drive My Car by Laurie Berkner
    • In the Car” by Justin Roberts
    • Lots of Cars, Dinosaurs in Cars by Nancy Stewart
  • What if you don’t have a parking lot
    • Partner with a local mall/store/park to use their lot
    • Grassy area
    • Local schools
    • Community center
    • Church
  • Other Program Ideas
    • Scary stories at night
    • Could you also use it for a movie?
    • Drive in movies
    • Concerts
    • Haunted house
    • Scavenger Hunt
    • Parking Lot Dance Part
    • Trivia

About Melody Alvarez and Milissa Fellers

Melody Alvarez is the Director of Family & Children’s Services for Pikes Peak Library District.

Milissa Fellers is the Early Literacy Librarian for Pikes Peak Library District.


February 24, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST