Podcast Playground - Part 2 - Programming with Kids Podcasts

Come play in our Podcast Playground where we’ll listen, explore, and play with the evolving world of kids podcasting. In Part 2, we’ll play with how podcasts can connect with library collections, as well as share ideas for incorporating kids podcasts into programming to inspire curiosity and learning.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to articulate how children’s podcasting connects with children’s services (quick review of learning objective from Part 1 in order to provide the foundation for the session).
{Comprehension outcome - we will compare and contrast audio storytelling and learning with children’s library services, highlighting the ways librarians can play a role in helping shape this medium.}
Participants will be able to propose three different ways to connect their collections (print and digital) to related podcast episodes. {Note: Synthesis outcome - we will share three concrete examples of how collections can be connected with podcast episodes modeling how network concepts can enhance/promote library collections}
Participants will be able to propose three programming ideas using kids podcasts. {Note: Application outcome - we will share three specific podcast programming ideas, one for birth to 5, one for 6 to 9, and another for 10 to 12.}

Who Should Attend

Children’s Public Librarians, Pre-School and Elementary School Librarians, Library School Students, Outreach Librarians


Anne Bensfield is the Children’s Digital Learning Librarian at the Oak Park Public Library. She strategizes and implements emerging technologies as a member of the District 97 School Technology Advisory Committee. She engages families with podcasts, coding, and robotics playgroups. Her tech talks have aired at ILA, Library Journal, and School Library Journal.
Pamela Rogers is the host and creator of the newly launched Buttons and Figs podcast. She’s been a children’s librarian and early literacy trainer since 2008. She’s one of the authors of the new PLA/ALSC early literacy resources, “Every Child Ready to Read:
Toolkit for Serving Early Childhood Educators.” She has worked with public libraries in Arlington, VA; Dallas, TX; D.C. and New Orleans, LA, as well as various school libraries and after-school programs to promote listening, reading, and learning with audio and play.



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Tech Requirements

computer, internet access


Kristen Figliulo
ALSC Program Officer for Continuing Education
(800) 545-2433 ext. 4026