Here’s how:

  1. Watch the performance videos from our Summer Reading performer, storyteller Diane Edgecomb for some fun and inspiration! 
  2. Working with a parent, use Diane’s Storytelling Workshop video and worksheet to create your own storytelling performance. 
  3. Practice! Tell  your story to friends and family over video chat to get it just right.
  4. Have your parents make a video of you telling your story and send it to the library ( with your name and age.
  5. If you want to be included in a compilation video of all the stories we told this summer, get your parent to include a note giving permission when they send the video. (Otherwise we’ll keep the video private and you’ll still get a reward!)

More Information:

  • If you’re stuck and need some story ideas, you can use the story prompts from the Weekend Challenges on Beanstack.
  • This isn’t a contest! All participants will earn a reward and the videos will not be judged. Just have fun being creative!
  • Summer Reading participants of all ages are eligible to participate (even adults).
  • If you’re nervous about telling a story by yourself, make a video with friends or family members.