KDLA’s Storytelling Collection, est. 2021
Throughout our world in every culture, we find evidence of storytellers and tales that have been guarded throughout time. Because of the wisdom of our predecessors, today we are able to not only enjoy those historical treasures, but are able to go forth and create our own wonders to share. In 2020 KDLA began the steps toward the creation of this Storytelling Collection in hopes that through study, practice and performance the artistic treasure of storytelling will be preserved for generations to come. We encourage all Kentucky public library staff to delve into these amazing resources, to learn and hone their storytelling skills, thereby helping others to discover and experience the power and wonder of storytelling.
All Storytelling Collection titles are listed in the KDLA Catalog. To locate the Storytelling Collection materials, type “KDLA Storytelling Collection” (quotes included) into the search box.
Public library staff may request the titles from KDLA through the OCLC Interlibrary Loan system
Not sure where to start? Sit somewhere cozy, kick back, and enjoy listening to these best-of-the-best storytellers:
Shelia Kay Adams
Carmen Agra Deedy
Andy Offutt Irwin
Ready to work on building and honing your storytelling repertoire? Try searching these authors:
Martha Hamilton & Mitch Weiss
Margaret Read MacDonald
Silke Rose West & Joseph Sarosy
We hyperlinked all the Performers and Authors above to their personal or publisher’s webpages so you are able to find even more information out about them.