Alyssa Jewell, MLIS, is a Children’s Outreach Specialist at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama. Her favorite part of the job is storytime. Before entering the library world, Alyssa graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Theatre Education and a minor in Psychology. She is certified to teach grades K-12 and has taught theatre, music and movement in a variety of educational settings. She is passionate about creating next-level storytimes infused with these practices and loves bringing stories to life for children and families. She has also co-written three musicals for young audiences and four indie-rock albums.