● Digital felt board
● Book app or digital book
● Digital music or sounds
● Non-book app
● Create your own content
● Screen shots or images
What is New Media?
Librarians are knowledgeable about curating all
kinds of resources- including new media
Librarians are skilled at helping children,
parents & caregivers navigate many kinds of
tools – including positive ways to use new
Why new media in the library?
Recommendations from the AAP
● Limit “entertainment” screen time to <1-
2 hours a day
● Discourage screen media for children <2
● Keep screen media out of child’s
● Monitor media usage
● Establish family media plan
Guidelines from NAEYC/Fred
● Select, use, integrate & evaluate media
in intentional & age-appropriate ways
● Balance of tech & non-tech
● Prohibit use of passive media
● Limit use for <2 year olds
● Consider recommendations from health
● Equitable access to technology
● Pilot Projects
What makes a good digital book?
● Meaningful interactive elements that are
relevant to the narrative & don’t distract
● Quality story with high quality images
● Simple, large & easily-readable font
● Read-to-me & read-to-myself options
● Highlighting word-for-word
● Settings for turning on/off music/sound effects
● Navigation, ease of use, tech stability
Where can you find digital book reviews?
● Common Sense Media: http://www.commonsensemedia.
● Digital Storytime: http://digital-storytime.com
● Kirkus: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-
● School Library Journal: Touch & Go http://www.slj.
● Horn Book: Out of the Box http://www.hbook.
Other Good Resources
And many, many more!
“I don’t teach people how to use specific
tools or systems. I do try to present a wide
array of possibilities and then teach my
students to critically evaluate how
effectively any given technology will serve
the purposes of the library” Children &
Libraries Vol. 12 #2
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