This day is an opportunity for people of all ages to share a story, and it is even more vital in our current situation. Now is a great time to connect with family, friends, authors, celebrities, and our favorite stories! Here is a roundup of online story times from around the internet:
Bedtime Stories with Ms. Beth (MWF at 7:30pm)
Visit Loveland Public Library’s Facebook page for several virtual storytimes, hosted by your favorite local librarians. Ms. Beth has been reading and performing bedtime stories from her own home for several weeks and will continue coming live to you every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evening at 7:30pm. All of the storytimes (past and future) are available on the library’s Facebook page.
Click here for more virtual storytimes from the Loveland Public Library, including Baby Storytime & Lapsit with Ms. Lolly, Storytime with Ms. Kris, and Bilingual Storytime with Ms. Claudeth.
Stay at Home Story Time with Oliver Jeffers (daily)
The author of The Day the Crayons Quit has been hosting virtual storytimes on Instagram Live and will be reading his newest book, What We’ll Build today at 12:00pm MDT. The book doesn’t come out until October, so this live reading will only be available during this time and will not be recorded. However, he has many other stories archived on his website. If you like an Irish accent, this storyteller is for you!
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems (archived)
This live, 3-week series is now archived online and features the author of the popular book series, Don’t Let the Pigeon… Kids from around the world have participated and shared their doodles online with the hashtag #MoLunchDoodles.
Mondays with Michelle Obama (Mondays at 10:00am MDT)
Join the former First Lady for story time every Monday through May 11. The stories will be livestreamed simultaneously on PBS KIDS’ Facebook page and YouTube channel, and on Penguin Random House’s Facebook page, and will remain available for viewing on demand on all of those platforms immediately thereafter.
For Adults: Story Time with Ms. G
If you are a fan of author Glennon Doyle, you will love her online storytime hosted from her Facebook page. Her latest book, Untamed, was released just before the national stay-at-home orders began so she has taken to the internet for a virtual book tour and reading.