Written by Joe Armstrong, Content Specialist, Marketing, Downtown Main Library
Reading aloud is one of the most important ways to prepare a child to read. That’s why at the Library, we believe you should be able to access our storytimes anywhere, anytime. With our 300th Storytime at Home video now available on our YouTube channel, opens a new window, there’s no better time to start watching!
Hundreds of Storytimes to Discover Online
From fictional stories about creatures big and small to the lessons of real people making a difference, storytime is where your family can learn something new together. With so many Storytime at Home videos to choose from, here are a few sure to get your child excited to read!
Storytimes are more than just reading a book. Learn songs like “Hello, Friends!” and practice sign language with Miss Sondra.
Enjoy a story together in another language! Follow along in Spanish, opens a new window, French, opens a new window, Arabic, opens a new window, and Urdu, opens a new window, with more languages coming soon to Storytime at Home!
Take your next storytime outside! Watch this Storytime at Home for ideas to take your next story into the great outdoors:
Practice counting with your favorite CHPL library staff by replaying our New Year’s countdown for kids!
Storytimes with Special Guests
You never know who may visit the Library’s Storytime at Home. It could be a U.S. Senator, opens a new window, a news anchor, opens a new window, Fiona the hippo, opens a new window, and even CHPL customers like you, opens a new window. Subscribe to the Library’s YouTube so you don’t miss the next time someone new comes to tell a story!
Sometimes kids ask questions that are hard to answer. It's best to answer their questions with words they understand. Our Important Conversations storytime series can help with that!
These videos are a starting point to discuss topics ranging from mindfulness, the death of a pet, marching to make a difference, and more with your child. Each storytime shares a carefully selected book and uses songs and puppets to make these stories understandable for our youngest readers. Watch the Introducing our Important Conversations storytime video series, opens a new window and find more resources compiled by library staff in the video summaries.
As you can see, there’s so much to explore at the Library! View all of our Storytime at Home videos on our YouTube channel, opens a new window, and subscribe, opens a new window to be the first to see new videos!
What’s your child’s favorite Storytime at Home? Are there any stories you want the Library to read? Let us know by commenting below!