Temporary Guidelines for Online Storytimes and Read-Alouds

Arte Público Press wants to support families, educators and librarians during the difficult times of the coronavirus pandemic. With that in mind, we are granting permission to teachers and librarians to record and post online for non-commercial storytimes and read-alouds using our children’s books.

Please follow these basic requests:

  • Note at the beginning of your recording that you are reading the book with permission from Arte Público Press.
  • Storytimes and read-alouds can be shared on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, school and library sites.
  • Tag @ArtePublico when posting on social media.
  • Send your name, institution, address and email address to appinfo@uh.edu along with the book title you intend to read and where it will be posted.
  • By posting a storytime or read-aloud, you are agreeing to the terms listed above and giving Arte Público permission to post your piece to our website and social media pages.

Thanks for all you are doing to support children and families during these challenging times.

Comments 3

  1. I have a question. If I do a read aloud to publish on youtube and it gets enough view and start getting paid, would that be considered commercial use?

    1. Hi, Elena – Thanks for your note. We have given temporary permission for readings of our books to be posted online for free viewing (expiration will probably by the end of this calendar year). If you want to earn money on readings, you would need to request permission to do so, sign a contract to share a portion of the earnings with us so the author(s) can be paid, etc. If that’s the case, please click on the “permissions” link at the top of our home page for instructions on how to request permission. Thanks!

  2. Buenas tardes. Quisiera leer el libro Conoces al cucuy? Es un storytime Bilingue. Gracias por su ayuda. Se borraria el post el mismo dia que se hace el storytime.

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