Storytime Fun!

With libraries around the country closed, virtual storytimes are everywhere!  While many read-alouds are of picture books, there are also authors and others sharing chapter books.  Below are a few fun options  Have a storytime you’ve been loving that’s not on the list?  Share it on the Library Team so others can enjoy it!

Of course, a good place to start is our wonderful DC Public Library!  Every weekday at 10:30 a.m., they’re presenting a storytime on Facebook.  They even do bilingual storytimes!  All the storytimes are saved to their Facebook page, so if you can’t tune in at 10:30, you can watch the video later!

A lot of authors and illustrators are sharing their books as read-alouds right now!  Check Facebook, Instagram, Youtube or the websites of your favorite authors and illustrators.  You might be in for a treat!

  • Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is doing a Dance the Story storytime every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 on their Facebook page!  A dancer will read the story and then teach a routine to tell it with dance.  They’re also offering dance lessons on other days.  Their videos are saved to their Facebook page, so you can access them anytime.
  • If you want to find a certain book or author, a good place to look is Teachingbooks.net.  They’ve curated a humongous collection of read-alouds and interviews with authors.
  • Many artists, actors and celebrities have gotten into the read-aloud game, including the Book Lady herself, Dolly Parton.  Her read-alouds are released every Thursday at 7:30 on the Imagination Library website.
  • Want to see what storytime would be like in space?  Story Time from Space is a collection of videos of astronauts reading stories on the International Space Station.  Christina Hammock Koch, a past participant, is continuing this tradition from Earth.  Every weekday, she’s reading a story live at 4:00 on her Instagram page.  These videos aren’t saved.

The internet is filled with rich storytime experiences.  Enjoy!