Category Archives: Special

Special Episode – 9

Special Episode 9 — Libraries Stepping up. 

Libraries are used to changing their services on a dime, but with Covid-19 knocking on our doors we’ve had to pivot like never before. Today we are joined by a group of Long Island Librarians both in Suffolk and Nassau to discuss how we’ve mobilized our maker spaces to create PPE for healthcare workers on the frontline, and what it means for the future of our makerspaces.  (This interview Features James Hutter, Port Washington Public Library and NCLA President, Chris DeChristofaro of Sachem Library and The Library Pros Podcast, and David Ecker of Stony Brook University.)

Special Episode – 8

Special Episode Eight – The Indie Author Project

Hello Indie Authors! Are you writing during your time in quarantine? Today we are joined by Emily Gooding of the Indie Author Project! Emily tells us all about this initiative which ends on May 31, and how librarians and authors can work together in this project which is co-sponsored by Library Journal.

Special Episode – 7

Special Episode 7 – Teen Anxiety and Covid-19

Teens anxiety is usually a topic of discussion as it takes on so many forms — but now with the advent of an uncertain Summer and iffy Fall semester prospects teens are facing brand new territory. How can we help them when we ourselves are facing our own mental health crisis? Two specialists from Cohen’s Children’s Hospital weigh in.

Crisis Center Brochure


Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019

Special Episode – 6

Special Episode 6

Kensington Cozies with Larissa Ackerman!

Looking for a good mystery to pass the time in Quarantine? Are thrillers really not your thing? Larissa Ackerman of Kensington Cozies is here to tell us why Cozy Mysteries are the perfect read for you. Listen is as we chat about Sassy Sleuths Solving Mysteries.

Special Episode – 5

Special Episode – 5

A Sci-Fi Author’s Reading List for the Pandemic.
This is a strange time for everyone — and uniquely so for authors of Science Fiction. Today we are joined by Annalee Newitz, Sci-Fi Author, Science Journalist and co-host of the podcast Our Opinions are correct. Annalee gives us their shortlist of Science Fiction reads to help us get through quarantine. 

Special Episode – 4

Covid-19 Special edition episode # 4

This special episode of Turn the Page we are joined by Jennifer Rubins from Penguin Random House Library Marketing Team to discuss even more resources available to a variety of readers and for librarians during quarantine.


· Love the library but hate the holds list? Visit: Great collection ideas!

· For up-to-date weekly and daily #BooksConnectUs virtual author events visit:

· Kids virtual events: Read Together Be Together

· #AskaLibrarian on Twitter: Thursdays @ noon ET!

· Download the Volumes app (free family listens available until 4/30/20):

· More about the free family listens:

· This is the Author podcast


· Digital Resources For Libraries on PRH Library site

· Daily blogs for librarians at

· Audiobook Resources, Virtual Storytime, and more online tools for Libraries, Educators, and Parents on Books on Tape site

· Audiobooks with Teacher Guides

· Find audiobook clips and more at:

· Weekly book buzz: Register and see archives here: PRH Morning Book Buzz every Wednesday at 11 am ET


· PRH Libros en Español (Full Title List Through Spring 2020)

· Audiobooks in Spanish

Special Episode – 3

Covid-19 Special edition episode # 3: Lucy Knisley and the Virus Diaries.

Stacey and Jessikah chat with comic artist Lucy Knisley about fostering pets, self care, and parenting young children in the time of the Covid-19. Lucy also chats with us about the challenges authors and publishers are faced with when releasing new books in these strange times.


Special Episode – 2

On Worry in the time of Corona

These are unprecedented times and anxiety has become part of everyday life for the most laid back of people. In this episode we talk to Sandra Llera, PhD. a clinical psychologist and professor at Townson University who along with her research partner Michelle Newman, PhD. has studied the science behind worry. Dr. Llera offers up some of her findings and shares how they are applicable to to our “new normal” under the cloud of Covid-19.

Special Episode – 1

Special Episode

In the wake of COVID-19 libraries, educators, authors, and publishers are coming together to find new ways to reach the public. Skip Dye of Penguin Random House graciously agreed to chat with us about the recent policy released by his company which will allow us to use remote services and social media to provide Storytimes and beyond to our communities as we practice responsible social distancing.

See link to policy below.

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