Beyond the Library

Storytime 2.0

As the weather starts to get a bit nicer, the youth department is missing all of our spring storytimes and “graduating” our storytime families. Luckily, plenty of online resources are being offered to help fulfill the need for storytime! We’ve compiled a short list we recommend, including the url and a brief description. 

First off, if you are missing your local Auburn Hills youth librarians, check out our website to see your librarians doing storytime just like we do it at the library! We will share familiar stories, songs, and dance together until we can do in person storytimes again. 

The PBS Kids Youtube page has a Read Along playlist that features readings of some of our favorite books, including Pinkalicious and Daniel Tiger. For the next few weeks, they are also having a series of Michelle Obama reading children’s books! A new video is released at noon on Mondays and you can view previous videos on the Youtube channel. 

For the whole family, Julie Andrews is launching a podcast on April 29 where she and her daughter read a new children’s book every week. While there will not be a video component to the podcast (as far as I am aware), it is a great opportunity to give your eyes a rest while still enjoying some wonderful stories. 

Another website that has something for the whole family, Stimola Live, has live stream videos that range from storytimes to drawing lessons and craft ideas. As the name suggests, the website is focused on bringing live streams that your family can interact with live! 

If your little one is interested in space (and who isn’t!), watch astronauts read stories from the International Space Station from Storytime in Space. If these stories spark your curiosity, head over to the Video from Space youtube channel to learn more about life in outer space! 

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