Call Number Podcast: Getting Outdoors

Conversations celebrating the joys of being outside

June 22, 2021

Call Number Podcast episode 63: Getting Outdoors

In Episode 63, Call Number with American Libraries looks at outdoor-related activities with conversations about bugs, beach reads, and outdoor learning.

First, ALA Editions Senior Acquisitions Editor Rachel Chance speaks with Web Administrator and Local History Specialist Erin Rothenbuehler and Programming Director and Local History Specialist Sean Duffy from Ohio County (W.Va.) Public Library about a series of programs they offer on bugs, most notably the Brood X cicadas. Next American Libraries Associate Editor Sallyann Price talks with Susan Maguire, senior editor of collection management and library outreach at Booklist, and host of the Shelf Care podcast, about this summer’s best beach reads. Finally, American Libraries Senior Editor and Call Number host Phil Morehart speaks with Denni Grassel, director of Delmont (Pa.) Public Library, about the library’s new outdoor learning center.

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