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eProgramming at the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library

The Youth Services Staff have been hard at work to bring you and your little ones some programming in the comfort of your own home! Check out our programs below.

 

Music&Storytelling

Join the Youth Services staff as they sing songs, recite rhymes, and tell stories that are often featured in our weekly storytimes. These videos premiere once a week on Tuesdays at 10:30 am. We encourage families to rewatch or repeat songs and rhymes from the video throughout the week to help little ones become familiar with the sounds and words. Our Word of the Week is also featured in these videos. Find our latest video below! A playlist all of our Music & Storytelling videos can be found here.

Learning with PPL

The Youth Services Staff know all kinds of cool information! Join us every Thursday at 10:30 for videos that share information about a non-fiction topic. Sometimes these videos will use books and other resources from our collection. Other times, we will show you how to make or do something! Check out our latest video below or the whole playlist here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBrhzDMKwKw

 

Read Alouds

If you’re looking for something a little longer than our Music&Storytelling programs, join us for Read Alouds, where members of the Youth Services Staff will be reading different books that premiere weekdays at 6 pm. Sometimes these will be a few picture books, a short chapter book, or a longer novel. Everyone can find something to listen to! Currently, Sarah Mari is reading Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson. Check out the first chapter below or head to the playlist to catch the latest!

Previous Read Alouds

The Adventures of Sophie Mouse: A New Friend by Poppy Green read by Cindy
Andrew’s Loose Tooth by Robert Munsch read by Sarah Mari
The Art Lesson by Tomie de Paola read by Sarah Mari
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket read by Sarah Mari
The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket read by Sarah Mari
Beat the Drum, Pum-Pum by Ashley Bryan read by Mary
Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead read by Carrie
A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams read by Sarah Mari
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes read by Sarah Mari
Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet: Skunked by Jacqueline Kelly read by Mary
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede read by Sarah Mari
Searching for Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede read by Sarah Mari
Don’t Throw it to Mo! by David A. Adler read by Carrie
Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott read by Sarah Mari
The Dragon Thief by Zetta Elliott read by Sarah Mari
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin read by Mary
Families by Shelley Rotner and Shelia M. Kelly read by Carrie
A Fire Engine for Ruthie by Lesléa Newman read by Sarah Mari
George by Alex Gino read by Carrie
Get a Hit, Mo! by David A. Adler read by Sarah Mari
Get Out of Bed! by Robert Munsch read by Sarah Mari
Henry and Mudge and Annie’s Good Move by Cynthia Rylant read by Cindy
Henry and Mudge and The Big Sleepover by Cynthia Rylant read by Cindy
Henry and Mudge and The Forever Sea by Cynthia Rylant read by Cindy
Henry and Mudge and The Happy Cat by Cynthia Rylant read by Cindy
Henry and Mudge and The Sneaky Crackers by Cynthia Rylant read by Cindy
Henry and Mudge and The Tall Tree Problem by Cynthia Rylant read by Cindy
Henry and Mudge The First Book by Cynthia Rylant read by Cindy
Humphrey’s Playful Puppy Problem by Betty G. Birney read by Mary
I Voted! Making a Choice Makes a Difference by Mark Shulman read by Carrie
Indian No More by Charlene Willing McManis with Traci Sorrell read by Sarah Mari
If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff read by Sarah Mari
Ivy + Bean by Annie Barrows read by Cindy
Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson read by Sarah Mari
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems read by Sarah Mari
King & Kayla by Dori Hillstead Butler read by Mary
The Library by Sarah Stewart read by Sarah Mari
Lola Reads to Leo by Anna McQuinn read by Sarah Mari
The New Small Person by Lauren Child read by Carrie
Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes read by Carrie
Purple, Green, and Yellow by Robert Munsch read by Sarah Mari
Rapunzel retold by Barbara Rogasky read by Sarah Mari
Ribsy by Beverly Cleary read by Mary
Rocket the Brave! by Tad Hill read by Carrie
Saturday is Swimming Day by Hyewon Yum read by Carrie
The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Anne Hoberman read by Sarah Mari
Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White by Melissa Sweet read by Mary
Spunky Tells All by Ann Cameron read by Mary
Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. Schiffer read by Sarah Mari
Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola read by Mary
The Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron read by Mary
The Thing About Bees by Shabazz Larkin read by Carrie
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka read by Mary
We Eat Dinner in the Bathtub by Angela Shelf Medearis read by Sarah Mari
Welcome to the Bed & Biscuit by Joan Carris read by Mary
Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes read by Sarah Mari
Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson read by Sarah Mari
Will’s Quill by Don Freeman read by Mary
Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings by Ursula K. LeGuin read by Michele
Yasmin the Explorer by Saadia Faruqi read by Sarah Mari
The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin read by Sarah Mari
The Year of the Rat by Grace Lin read by Sarah Mari
You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P! by Alex Gino read by Sarah Mari

All videos will remain on our youtube page after their premieres in our playlist.  Try visiting our Instagram or the Children’s eProgramming playlist for special bonus videos.

Happy watching!