Storytimes and Activities for Kids

Libraries have moved their storytimes and other activities online, streaming or recorded. This list is being updated as more become available. Find storytimes, sing-a-longs, crafts, and more available on the new Massachusetts Video Library.

Current Library Storytimes:

Attleboro Public Library: Virtual Storytimes with Mrs. Brown, Attleboro Public Library Website

Bellingham Public Library: Children’s Librarian Steve Fowler is creating content on YouTube, ABC’s with Mr. Steve

Boston Public Library: Storytimes are happening online and are being updated on the BPL's events calendar

Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library: Storytimes are being posted to their Facebook page, including a reading of a chapter book in parts, Charlestown Branch Facebook Page

Chelmsford Public Library: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 11am, Chelmsford Library Facebook Page

Duxbury Free Library: Storytimes Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30am, Yoga with Lauren Mondays in April at 10am, Duxbury Free Library Facebook Page

Edgartown Public Library: Daily storytimes, 10:30am and 3:30pm, Edgartown Library Children's Place Facebook Page

Hopkinton Public Library: Weekly livestreamed storytimes, Hopkinton Public Library Storytime Livestream Facebook Group

Lunenburg Public Library: Storytimes Mondays and Wednesday at 10:30am, Monday-Thursday PJ chapterbook storytime, and weekly Lego challenges, Lunenburg Public Library Facebook Page

Medway Public Library: Thursdays and Fridays, 11am, www.medwaylib.org

Palmer Public Library: Online workshop with author and illustrator David Hyde Costello, Palmer Public Library Youtube

Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover: A page of free resources for kids that can be accessed with no library card, Stevens Memorial Library Children's Page

Tewksbury Public Library: Storytime Tuesdays at 11am, Laughter Circle Wednesdays at Noon, Poetry Readings Mondays at Noon and Thursdays at 6pm, Tewksbury Public Library Facebook Page

You can find other events through the new statewide events calendar.

Virtual School Librarian:

The Massachusetts School Library Association with the Massachusetts Library System, Boston Public Library, and MBLC have created the Virtual School Librarian website to provide support to students and teachers during school closures.

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has created "Engage!" with a series of videos, resources, and activities that can be done at home, including "Grab the Mic" with author Jason Reynolds, illustrating lessons with Dav Pilkey, and the "Best of the National Book Festival."

Other storytimes and activities:

Yeehoo Press has released a free eBook called "Be a Coronavirus Fighter" for children to help explain the pandemic to them.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has created the eBook "My Hero is You" a storybook for children on COVID-19.

Authors Everywhere! is a Youtube Channel created by author Susan Tan bringing together children's book authors and illustrators for workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice, and more.

Mo Willems is a Massachusetts based children's book author and illustrator. As part of his residency with the Kennedy Center, Mo is doing a daily lunch doodle where you can learn to draw some of his beloved characters.

The Greater Boston Illustrators' Group has started #StoryMarch. As schools and offices close and people are stuck at home without their usual activities, #StoryMarch is a fun way for all artists of every age to stretch themselves a little and have fun.

New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka is presenting Draw Every Day with JJK on his Youtube Channel.

Sesame Workshop has created "Caring for Each Other," a webpage of videos, games, activities, and free downloadable eBooks.

The New York Public Library offers Remote Learning Resources that has academic support, reading resources, and engaging activities to do at home.


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