GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Grand Island Public Library now has its own digital media studio.
In response to the pandemic, the library forged an on-site studio to provide online and virtual programming to the community.
Through the library’s Facebook account and YouTube channel, patrons and viewers alike can share in children’s storytelling and community programs for adults.
Going online was a necessity at the start of the pandemic, in spring 2020, Library Director Celine Swan said.
“When COVID hit, we started out with our virtual programs because our staff was all laid off. We had to rinky-dink together some programs,” Swan told The Grand Island Independent. “We’ve had pretty good success with our virtual programming, but we had to kind of learn from the bottom up.”
Helping to lead that effort was library assistant Irasema Interiano, who has an…