Book Trailers for Beginners

Book Trailers for Beginners

Book trailers are like movie trailers, but for books! This class is for the true beginner at book trailers. Its relaxed pace will create book trailers in a low stress, fun environment. We'll start from scratch, learning the basics of images, file saving, and uploading files. Then we'll move to creating simple book trailers with titles, music, and images.  If you have a love-hate relationship with your computer, this class is for you. Participants should bring earphones and have an email account they can check during the class.


  1. To master image selection for book trailers including locating, saving, and retrieving images
  2. To create a personal account for and learn the environment of an online book trailer site like WeVideo (or similar).
  3. To create a book trailer video with images and music
  4. To edit the trailer, making changes to the order of images and to the selected music, and to add titles to the trailer
Thursday, June 22, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm
Caitlin Augusta
Middletown Library Service Center, 786 South Main St., Middletown
DLD Workshop
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Free. Registration is required.

To register for a DLD workshop or webinar, you must be a current staff member, Friend, or Board Member/Trustee of a library in CT. If you are an unemployed librarian in CT, please contact Gail Hurley ( or 860-704-2222) to register.

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend a workshop you have registered for, please remember to cancel at least 3 days in advance so we can give your spot to someone else. You can cancel via the link in your confirmation email, or by contacting Gail Hurley | (860) 704-2222.

Those who miss (without cancelling) 3 events within a 6-month period will be placed on the waiting list when registering for future events. Be sure to sign in when you arrive for any workshop.

Inclement Weather Policy

For all in-person workshops offered by the CT State Library, Division of Library Development:

If the public schools in the town where the workshop is to be held close due to weather, the workshop will be canceled. If the schools have a delay, the workshop will go on as scheduled.

For the most up-to-date information, call us at 860-704-2200.

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Continuing Education workshops and the professional development collection are funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.