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Do You Miss Story Time?

March 19, 2020

We miss you, too!

We know it’s a difficult time right now. We are in uncharted territory. And, as a parent with a toddler, I can relate to how you are likely feeling. Entertaining a little one is hard and exhausting work. 

While we aren’t able to provide our usual story times for you, we have collected a list of resources for you and your family. Many authors and publishers of children’s literature are creating free digital content to help. Check out the list below! 

Penguin Kids

LIVE story time every weekday at 11 AM EST on Instagram (@penguinkids

Oliver Jeffers

LIVE story time at 2 PM EST on Instagram (@oliverjeffers) 

Pete the Cat Club

LIVE story time with James Dean at 12 PM EST on Instagram (@petethecatofficial) 

Dan Santat

Santat Online Survival School for the Pandemic: earn badges and learn skills on Instagram or Twitter (@dsantat

Mac Barnett

LIVE story time every day at 12 PM PST on Instagram (@macbarnett) 

Peter H. Reynolds

LIVE story time at 12 PM EST on Facebook (

Mo Willems

Lunch Doodles every week day at 1 PM EST (

Wendy MacNaughton

Drawing Class at 1 PM EST on Instagram Live (@wendymac

Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Draw Every Day with JJK at 2 PM EST on YouTube ( 

Kids Ask Authors with Grace Lin

Podcast episodes available now ( 

Ben Clanton

LIVE Author Visit on March 18 at 2 PM EST and on March 20 at 4 PM EST (

Josh Funk

LIVE weekly Saturday Story Time at 11 AM EST on Instagram (@joshfunkbooks) and Facebook ( 

You can also check out #operationstorytime on YouTube for more virtual story times than are listed above. 

We hope to see you back in the library soon! 

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Cassie is a Children's Librarian at Edmondson Pike Branch Library. She can often be found reading books and singing songs, and not just at the library! Her favorite thing to do at the moment is cuddle her baby while they read phenomenal picture books and earn Read to Rise points.


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