Storytimes during the Coronavirus shutdown
For libraries, one of our most popular events of any day is storytime. Whether it's for babies first thing in the morning, or families after a long workday and right before bed, storytime is integral to our children's programming. That's why we've been working with CCPL librarians to schedule storytimes while our doors are closed to the public.
Every weekday at 10 a.m. we'll share a special storytime with a simple craft project on our Facebook page.
We've also been digging up some great resources online to provide Storytimes On Demand for your children.
Stimola Live is a website of live stream events for kids, tweens, and teens by professional authors and illustrators represented by Stimola Literary Studio. Events will be streamed live from a variety of platforms and archived on the Stimola Live YouTube Channel.
Pilkey, author of Captain Underpants and Dog Man, will have new activities, how-to-draw videos, and more every Friday
Jarrett will be live streaming art & writing lessons every week day on his YouTube page at 2 p.m. EST (and they will be recorded).
Join beloved children's author and illustrator for fun art lessons and stories.
Neil Gaiman and others reading Coralina and The Graveyard Book, plus lots of games and activities for kids.
Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners. There are hundreds of books available, and each one comes with an activity guide!
Teacher, educator, and author of more than three dozen books for children, Kate Messner is compiling a growing collection resources that include everything from first-chapter and picture book read-alouds to drawing and writing mini-lessons.
Mac Barnett writes award-winning children's books and is taking a dive into the workd of Instagram Live to read picture books, and possibly some chapter books, if the coronavirus shutdown lingers.
Brooklyn-based author and artist Oliver Jeffers is reading books every weekday live on Instagram, recording them, and posting them to his website. He will also talk about the things that went into putting together each book!