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Brooklyn Librarian Becomes Unlikely Star With Her Bilingual Story Time

The pandemic has yielded a silver lining for the Brooklyn Public Library. Tenzin Kalsang's Tibetan story time has been drawing audiences in the tens of thousands.
Tenzin Kalsang's in-person story times in Tibetan and English on were held at the Williamsburgh branch of the Brooklyn Public Library system. Source: Brooklyn Public Library's Facebook Page

When Brooklyn librarian Tenzin Kalsang's story time for kids — in which she reads in both Tibetan and English — moved online last year, she was so nervous she couldn't sleep the night before.

"I was like, oh, my goodness, how am I going to do this?" she said. "When I get shy, my

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