CHPL Youth Services Librarians compiled these digital resources specifically for children in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Time to Come In, Bear: A Children’s Story About Social Distancing
written by Kim St. Lawrence and read by Ryan St. Lawrence
Mondays with Michelle Obama
Mondays with Michelle Obama will feature the former First Lady as she reads one of her favorite books at 12pm on Mondays as part of the Read Together, Be Together initiative from PBS Kids and Penguin Young Readers. Visit the PBS Kids YouTube or Facebook to livestream.
Join authors like Nicola Yoon and Magic Treehouse author Mary Pope Osborne as they read picture books on Wednesdays at 3pm. Visit the program’s main page for more info.
Listen to some of your favorite stories read aloud by celebrities. Super into space?
Check out Story Time from Space.
We’ve been reading one of our FR books and also a book from another author every weekday morning at 10:30am on Facebook Live. Plus we do the Drawing of the Day, show kid art from the day before, and usually have some music or a song. It’s live, from the only tidy corner of the living room! Come for the stories, stay for the barely-controlled chaos! The show runs live every morning, but we keep the episodes up for a week or so in case you want it at bedtime, after nap, or somewhere else in your day.
WE COUNT! Virtual Storytime with Auli’i Cravalho
ALA is partnering with actress Auli’i Cravalho, star of the animated film Moana, to remind families of the importance of completing the 2020 Census. Cravalho will be featured in a read-along video of “WE COUNT! A Census Counting Book for Kids, (and the Grownups That Love Them)” (Simply Put Media 2020), an interactive counting book with illustrations of diverse American families by artists representing their own cultural heritage.
Playlists & Podcasts
Check out Penguin Kids’ YouTube playlists for author videos, arts & crafts activities, illustrator demos and more!