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OCLS Library Tales

Watch your neighbors share their Library stories.

Library Online Resources

Downloadable Audiobooks »

Download these titles about storytellers and the art of storytelling to play on your iPod or other compatible device.

Library Tales »

Everyone has a story to share! View your neighbors' OCLS stories, or share your own Library story using this easy story form.

Literature Resource Center »

Explore this database for many resources on and about storytelling. Use the keyword "storytelling" to find journal articles, reviews, biographies, multimedia reports, primary sources, and literary works.

OCLS Podcasts »

Experience the art of storytelling through our selection of podcasts.

Orlando Memory »

Browse stories of Orlando contributed by current and past residents. Register for an account to comment on their stories and to add your stories, photos, and memorabilia.

Storytelling Videos »

Enjoy stories from our wonderful OCLS Storytellers.

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Storytelling Resources

Center for Digital Storytelling »

Learn how to use the tools of digital media to craft, record, and share the stories of individuals and communities. This information is presented in an engaging format for all ages.

Florida Storytelling Association »

The Florida Storytelling Association nurtures the growth and development of oral storytellers and storytelling in the state of Florida through education, networking, and performance.

Librarians' Internet Index »

Search this trustworthy source of internet resources selected and approved by librarians for websites related to storytelling.

National Storytelling Network »

This organization is dedicated to the advancement of the art of storytelling as a performing art, teaching aid, and cultural transformational process.

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Library Materials

American Storytelling »

Browse this selection of American fables, tall tales and folk stories from the American storytelling tradition.

Books About Storytelling »

These books introduce the art of storytelling, the history of the oral tradition, and offer great ideas for story time.

Florida Folklore, Folktales, and More! »

Storytelling has deep roots in the oral tradition, and Florida has its own rich history told through this art form. Browse these titles and learn more.

Multicultural Storytelling and
Tales »

The storytelling tradition is shared in many cultures. Browse this list and discover stories and tales from around the world.

Storytelling with Digital Media »

Learn how to use digital media to tell your personal stories. These titles cover the basic steps to create effective and engaging digital video.

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National Storytelling Network Blog »

Every week find new articles and performances by experienced storytellers. This blog is dedicated to nurturing the new storyteller and enhancing the established performers’ craft.

Professional Storyteller: Share a Story - Change the World »

Enjoy videos of storytellers in action, find story ideas, and engage in lively discussions by joining this network of professional storytellers.

Storybird »

Create your own stories to share with family and friends using this engaging and unique resource.

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Tell your story, in-the-moment, and share with family and friends. Record your story, add your phone images and video, and then upload to YouTube or email to your friends with this $.99 digital storytelling application.
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Record your own story or read one of your child's favorite stories for hours of listening pleasure on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch using this free application. The simple playback controls allows a young child to enjoy stories read by a favorite family member or to record his own story.
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Create and share a short story called a Gami by selecting a character and background, adding your photos, and record or type the narration. Use this quick, easy, and free application for instruction, marketing, special events, and other creative uses.
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