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Learn with StoryTrails

The Reading Agency and StoryTrails are developing a series of toolkits, activity packs, and training opportunities for librarians, teachers, and community leaders. These resources will support you to share the power of immersive storytelling with your communities.

Curious? Checkout The Reading Agency’s resource hub from 1st May 2022.

Find out more about The Reading Agency’s learning opportunities below.

The Gadgeteers Pack

The Summer Reading Challenge and StoryTrails have developed an immersive storytelling activity pack for a fun-filled summer of innovation in your library. The pack will share ideas on immersive storytelling including ideas on how to create immersive experiences without any expensive tech and ideas if you have a smartphone or tablet to hand. The pack will be available from 25th May and will be accompanied by a webinar to help you make the most of this exciting partnership.

The pack will be available to download for free from 25th May 2022 on the resource hub

Online Training

StoryTrails and The British Libraries’ Living Knowledge Network are partnering on the ‘Summer of Stories’ webinar series.

The two-part webinar series aims to give public libraries across the UK the opportunity to discover what we really mean by immersive storytelling from StoryFutures Academy, the UK’s National Centre for Immersive Storytelling. In the first webinar, we will be introducing immersive and discussing how libraries can use immersive technology and storytelling with their communities.

The 2nd webinar will be exploring the new StoryTrails and Summer Reading Challenge activity pack that is a free resource, developed for libraries across the UK. The resource which is based on this year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme Science and Innovation will provide library staff with accessible and creative ideas on how to include immersive storytelling in your Summer Reading Challenge sessions in 2022 (and beyond!).

  • 1st June 13:00 – 14:00: Part 1. Demystifying Immersive Storytelling
  • 16 June 13:00 – 14:00: Part 2. Bringing to life the StoryTrails and Summer Reading Challenge activity pack

Reserve your place from the 1st May via the Living Knowledge Network

Join a focus group and have your say!

Are you based in one of StoryTrails’ 15 locations and would like to find out more about the project and share your insights, ideas, and stories? We are holding focus groups in each of the 15 locations in May and June and would love for you to join us.

If you are interested, please get in touch.

Volunteer Opportunity

We are working on an exciting event coming to your local library and looking for brilliant people to get involved. Are you available in July/August 2022 (see location pages for specific dates)? Do you have an interest in local history? Do you have energy, enthusiasm and excellent people skills? Paid positions are also available, please email letty@produceuk.com for more information.

The role will involve engaging with visitors, guiding them through the experience, answering questions, giving directions and being the friendly face of the event. This job would be great for people who have previously worked in events, hospitality, retail, sales customer service, marketing, drama, acting performance.

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