December 17, 2020
Ellen Stringer (Maryland, PA) calls Richmond (VA) her hometown. The Cow and the Silo would be the first of many stories that she remembered read by her mother. These stories mark the beginning of a path in which stories and books became essential not just in her life but the lives of families and diverse communities that she served as a childrens and youth librarian. Why are books and storytelling so important for us and indispensable during challenging times? Find out in this episode!
November 16, 2020
This brief “bonus” episode of BibliObservatory contains a bilingual exchange in Catawba and Spanish. Beckee Garris, a citizen of the Catawba Nation in South Carolina, shares greetings, numbers, and animal names in Catawba, which BibliObservatory host Ivette Villarreal translates into Spanish. To learn more about Beckee Garris and stories of the Catawba Nation, revisit the full interview from May 2019 in the resources below.
En este breve episodio adicional, les presentamos un intercambio lingüístico bilingüe catawba-español. Beckee Garris, ciudadana de la Nación Catawba de Carolina del Sur, comparte con Ivette Villarreal, anfitriona de BibliObservatorio, algunas expresiones de cortesía, números y nombres de animales en catawba. Para conocer más acerca de las historias que Beckee Garris narra en BibliObservatorio, les invitamos a escuchar la entrevista completa transmitida en Mayo de 2019, y a visitar el álbum en Flickr en donde puede apreciar imágenes referentes a sus historias.
September 15, 2020
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses writing and more with South Carolina author, Robbie Boman. Robbie is the author of Miracles of South Carolina, More Miracles of South Carolina, and Miracles of the Upstate. She has written for South Carolina newspapers and was an adjunct English instructor at North Greenville University. You can find Robbie's books available through your local public library or on Amazon.com.
Transcript of Miracles of South Carolina - Robbie Boman - Episode 123
December 30, 2019
Dr. Curtis Rogers learns about unique fairy tales with the Library's Collections Management and Digitization department staff members, Sarah Pettus and Kerry Jeyschune. In this episode, Sarah and Kerry tell us about tales from books available from the State Library's collection:
Transcript for From Our Collection: Fairy Tales - Episode 103
March 20, 2019
In this first episode of BibliObservatory, Caroline Smith, Inclusive Services Consultant, interviews co-host of this series, Ivette Villarreal, who searches the connection between people’s favorite books or stories heard in childhood and how those stories define their lives.
Her earliest memories take her to the stories of Uncle Tiger & Uncle Rabbit retold by her father. These traditional tales from her homeland Venezuela amused her as an infant and also played an important role later when she came across the legacy of Rafael Rivero Oramas, a Venezuelan storyteller and filmmaker, who dedicated his life to children’s literacy efforts in his country.
Encouraged by those joyful remembrances, she created BibliObservatory, a multimedia platform to promote children’s and teens literacy through storytelling by engaging them in active listening and mindful conversations; In BibliObservatory the magnificence of the universe seen from a child’s eye converge with a poem by Rubén Darío (Nicaragua) in which the book is a telescope to explore oral stories that creates awareness of each individual´s uniqueness.
BibliObservatory Episode 1: English Transcript