Books and Storytelling

(thank you waseca-le sueur regional library for this amazing list)

  • OverDrive: Check out our online collection of ebooks and e-audiobooks, available free with your library card
  • Penguin Random House Author Events: Virtual author events for adults, teens, and kids.
  • Random House Virtual Events: Random House is hosting author events, featuring your favorite authors, chefs and inspiring leaders.
  • Mac Barnett’s Instagram Live: Author Mac Barnett (@macbarnett) will be reading a book a day on Instagram. Available via mobile devices.
  • Oliver Jeffers Instagram Live: Author Oliver Jeffers will read his books at noon.
  • Josh Gad Book Club: Actor Josh Gad (Olaf, from Frozen) will be reading books 6:30 pm on Twitter.
  • Save with Stories: Actors Amy Adams (Giselle from Enchanted) and Jennifer Garner (13 Going on 30, Juno) will be reading picture books on Instagram.
  • PenguinKids Story Time: Penguin Kids (book publisher) will be holding story time every week day at 10 am on Instagram.
  • Read, Wonder and Learn: Favorite authors and illustrators share resources for learning anywhere.
  • Storyline Online: Listen to celebrities read children’s books.
  • 450 Manga Volumes Online: a large number of Japan’s manga publishers are making their comics available online for free
  • Storytime From Space: astronauts reading amazing children’s books out loud … from SPACE!
  • Storynory: audio stories for children, including fairy tales, myths from around the world, classic authors, and original tales.
  • Pinna: Offering an extended 60 days free trial during this crisis. Has audiobooks, podcasts, and music for kids 3-12, including many picture books, some read by their authors.
  • Center for Puppetry Arts Shows: The Center for Puppetry Arts is performing live, interactive puppet shows using Zoom. Check out their schedule.
  • Dramatic Readings: Practice your own reading! Read into a paper towel tube or act out picture books.
  • YouTube Creators for Change: An ongoing global initiative that spotlights inspirational Creators who use YouTube to foster productive conversations around tough issues and make a positive impact on the world.
  • Patrick Stewart’s Shakespearean Sonnets: One of the best voices in Hollywood is reading one sonnet a day on Instagram and Twitter.