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!