Posted on March 4, 2021 at 2:18 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Many of us have found ourselves thinking back to this time a full year ago, when it became apparent that COVID-19 was going to disrupt our lives (if it hadn’t already).

In-person events were being postponed or canceled, and our favorite places to congregate were starting to close, too — including story time at the local library.

Thankfully, unlike during long-ago pandemics, we had technology to help fill those voids and boost attendance far beyond what it would’ve been for a real-life event.

For example, one particular story time event at the Brooklyn Public Library has drawn audiences in the thousands, reports NPR.

Tenzin Kalsang, a bilingual librarian there, had to move her Tibetan story time online almost a year ago — and it’s been a runaway success, despite the nerves she had the night before its premiere.

You can hear some audience reviews (as well as snippets of Tibetan) below or read a transcript of the segment on NPR’s website.

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