Virtual Storytimes

Virtual storytimes and live online book readings can help instill a love of reading in little ones and keep kids of all ages engaged and connected through books. Look for **New** to see what we've added most recently.

Live Readings and Storytimes

**New** Bibliovideo: A YouTube channel all about Canadian books for young people, including author interviews, read-alongs, how-to demos and more.

FOLD Academy Kids: Virtual storytimes from the Festival of Literary Diversity live on Zoom, Wednesdays at 11am.

Tyler Presents: Abstract Art: Hamilton Art Gallery hosts an online arts activity inspired by the story of the week, Thursdays at 2.30pm

Flamingo Rampant: Racially diverse and LGBTQ-positive children's books read online on Facebook Live, weekdays at 10.30am

Catherine Hernandez: Catherine reads aloud on Facebook Live, weekdays at 10am.

Dav Pilkey at Home: Captain Underpants writer/illustrator hosts virtual readings, drawing classes and more, live online Fridays at 8am.

LeVar Burton Reads: Children's stories - Mondays at 12pm, YA - Wednesdays at 6pm, Adults - Fridays at 9pm.

Good Night with Dolly: Dolly Parton reads select books from the Imagination Library, Thursdays at 7pm on Facebook Live.

Forest of Reading Blue Spruce Authors Read-Aloud: From Mon April 6 to Fri April 10, Blue Spruce 2020 nominees read aloud their nominated titles. One in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Author Mac Barnett: Most days at 3pm, Mac Barnett reads his books on Instagram Live.

Author Monique Gray Smith: Reads her books and shares the videos on Instagram Live.

Author Oliver Jeffers: Every weekday at 2pm, Oliver Jeffers reads one of his books on Instagram Live.

Author RJ Palacio: Reads a section from her book, Wonder, daily at 12pm on Twitter Live.

Author Todd Parr: Todd Parr reads one of his books on Instagram Live (previous recordings available in posts) at 2pm.

Author Peter H Reynolds: Every weekday at 3pm, Peter Reynolds will read one of his books on Facebook Live.

Jbrary: A directory of online storytimes and resources for songs and rhymes.

OperationStoryTime on Instagram: Search #operationstorytime on social media to find authors reading their works online.

Penguin Kids: Every weekday at 11am, Penguin Kids will share a read aloud on Instagram Live.

We are Teachers: The Big List of children’s authors doing online read alouds and activities.

Videos and Archived Events

Therapeutic Paws of Canada: Listen to a variety of stories, poems, and heartwarming tales with TPOC Pet Therapy Teams.

If You Met a Yeti: Author Amy Leask gives a spirited reading of her book.

YPlay: YMCA programs for kids, including songs and crafts.

Wendy McLeod MacKnight: The detective fiction writer read chapters from her books geared towards middle schoolers on Instagram Live.

Kenneth Oppel: Kenneth reads aloud from his books. All ages.

Debbie Ridpath Ohi: Read aloud videos, as well as print-ready activities and more.

Sterling, Best Dog Ever: Reading by Aidan Cassie.

Anita Daher: Author of books for middle-schoolers reads chapters online.

Rain Boy: Read-along with Dylan Glynn.

Truck Got Stuck: Read along with author/illustrator Jenny Lee Learn.

Hey, That's My Monster: Online storytime with Lily Tomlin.

Dragons in a Bag: Author Zetta Elliott, reads the first three chapters of her book online.

Drawing lessons: With Kevin Sylvester, author of the Neil Flambé series.

Sterling, Best Dog Ever: Reading by Aidan Cassie.

Everyone Can Learn Math:Read aloud video with Alice Aspinall.

Mrs. P’s Magic Library: Actress Kathy Kinney, in character as Mrs. P, reads classic children’s stories.

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