More Virtual Author Storytimes & Activities

Virtual Storytimes

Summer is here and we are all itching to spend more time outdoors! But until we get to see you in person, here is another list of resources for online storytimes and virtual activities to explore!

Lafayette Library Online

Virtual Storytimes

Spanish, Bilingual or Multiple Languages

Author, Illustrator, and Performer Videos

  • Kwame Alexander: The author reads his novel-in-verse The Crossover every day at 8:30 am Mountain Time on his Instagram @kwamealexander.
  • Tom Angleberger: Origami, drawing, and more.
  • Authors Everywhere: Workshops, readings, and activities from your favorite children’s book writers and illustrators.
  • Mac Barnett: The author/illustrator Mac Barnett is hosting daily read-alouds on Instagram Live at @macbarnett.
  • Laurie Berkner Band: Songs are posted on their Facebook page three times a day, and you can watch live at 8 am Mountain Time.
  • Levar Burton Reads: Hear stories read by Levar Burton on his Twitter livestream. Kids stories will be read Mondays at 10 am Mountain Time; YA stories on Wednesdays at 1 pm Mountain Time; and adult stories on Fridays at 7 pm Mountain Time.
  • Eric Carle: The author reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
  • Neil Gaiman: The author reads The Graveyard Book in a series of videos on his site for young readers, the Mouse Circus.
  • Jarrett J. Krosoczka: Draw Everyday with Jarrett J. Krosoczka.
  • Grace Lin: The author reads selections from her books and teaches a lesson on how to draw a Chinese dragon.
  • Kate Messner: Reading and Learning Resources.
  • George O’Connor: Art demonstrations, tutorials, and a Q&A with the creator of the Olympians graphic novel series live daily on Instagram at @thegeorgeoconnor.
  • Jerry Pallotta: The author of the Who Would Win?, reads the series aloud on YouTube.
  • Dolly Parton: Join the legendary performer for a goodnight storytime at 5 pm Mountain Time hosted at her Imagination Library’s YouTube channel.
  • Pete the Cat Storytimes on Instagram Live.
  • Dav Pilkey: Join the Dog Man creator, in partnership with the Library of Congress, for drawing lessons, read aloud, and more engaging resources. Published every Friday at 6 am Mountain Time.
  • Jerry Pinkney: The author reads I Want to Be.
  • Jason Reynolds: Our current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature launches his Grab the Mic initiative encouraging young people to share their own stories.
  • Mo Willems: Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems courtesy of The Kennedy Center.
  • Kelly Yang: The author of Front Desk is giving free writing classes for teens at 1 pm MT every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on her Instagram live at @kellyyanghk.

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