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Featherbed Tales


Anyone with a County Durham libraries account can now record themselves reading a beautifully illustrated story or short rhymes to share with their loved ones. Children can also read stories for a grandparent or other family member who hasn't seen them during lockdown.

Featherbed Tales - our brand new digital story sharing service

How to get started

Once you're happy with the results, you can share a link by email so that family members can enjoy the experience together from anywhere in the world. You don't need any special equipment, just a computer or device with a microphone. You can redo a page if you make a mistake.

Watch a walkthrough of the service here:

Icon for pdf Featherbed Tales video transcript (PDF, 82.7kb)

Sign up for Featherbed Tales

Start sharing stories from today with your loved ones by setting up an account using our library membership.

Visit Sign up for Featherbed Tales.