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Books & Beyond

Storytime At Home

By Anna B.
April 12, 2021

Nothing can replace the experience of an in-person storytime, but there are some great alternatives to share stories, songs, and activities with your little ones. Here are some of the ones that we recommend to extend your reading time with your kiddo.

VIDEOS: From the Happy Valley Library

We’ve been making videos to share with you of our favorite songs, puppet stories, felt boards, and more.

VIDEOS: Local Connections

scholastic bookflix

BookFlix

Free with your library card, Bookflix pairs a slightly animated picture book with a non-fiction text. There are also quizzes, puzzles, and other reading comprehension games for each story pairing.

Oregon Symphony Storytime

Join local classical musicians as they play along with a story.

Building Character

A partnership between the Oregon Children’s Theater and Kaiser Permanente brings a diverse collection of stories to life.

VIDEOS: Authors, Actors, and Astronauts

MAKING SPACE WITH CHRISTIAN ROBINSON

Illustrator/author Christian Robinson has the gentle, encouraging nature of Mr. Roger’s as he invites readers into his studio to share a story and an activity.

BOOKMARKS: CELEBRATING BLACK VOICES

Also a Netflix show, activist Marley Dias’ program is now available for free, highlighting different stories read various celebrities.

STORYLINE ONLINE

An amazing collection of stories read by incredible actors.

STORYTIME FROM SPACE

NASA presents a storytime from astronauts floating in space! This selection also includes longer chapter books for space enthusiasts.

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