Storytime & Virtual Book Clubs

Join us from home or anywhere with our virtual storytime! 

We'll switch out the information here and highlight some fun storyteller videos, activities, and online picture books that you can enjoy with your friends and family from the comfort of your own home.

Anytime Storytime   |   Storywalk

DIY Storytime   |   Families Connect (Book Clubs and Quality Materials)

 Anytime Storytime Videos & Podcasts
 Our favorite celebrity and professional storytellers and authors read to us! 
My Mother is Mine by Marion Dane Bauer.  Ms Janice reads one of her favorite books in a mini-storytime for you!  Enjoy this story thanks to Permission by Simon and Schuster.
Clapping Mouse: Musical Moment with Ms Kristi
The mouse claps his way through the night and day, and outfoxes a cat!  Clap along with Ms Kristi!

StoryWalk is a self-guided reading adventure outside the Highland Library.  Enjoy a story in the great outdoors by following a grassy path through the field and down to the lake as you read the story page by page.
More info on StoryWalk
Open 24/7, the StoryWalk is available each spring, summer and fall, whether the library is open or closed.  To get started, face the main entrance and look to your left.

2020 Ready to Read Michigan choice
Currently on StoryWalk: A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes.  Enjoy walking the path and the story, then continue learning and exploration with these resources and activities:

Playdough Alphabet Mat activity
Elephant Trace activity
Elephant & Stars activity
Paper Bag Puppet activity
Elephants in the Bath youtube video
Early Literacy & Your Child resources
DIY Storytime
We miss seeing you at StoryTime! 
But you can have your own session of playing, reading, singing, and more with our DIY Storytimes:
Our favorite "always available" online picture books, along with our professionally curated activities, songs, and simple crafts to continue the fun!
Brown Bear Can't Sleep by Yijun Cai
Read the book here: Brown Bear Can't Sleep
Find some great activities on our Pinterest page here
Sing along to Rock-A-Bye Baby with CocoMelon
and Sweet Dreams (Goodnight Song) from Super Simple Songs
Want another activity?  Try creating beds using stuffed animals, shoe boxes, and fabric scraps
PAR-TAY! Dance of the Veggies by Eloise Greenfield and Don Tate
Read the book here: PAR-TAY!
Sing along with The Yes Yes Vegetables Song from CocoMelon
and the Vegetables, Nutrients and Minerals Song from Kids Learning Tube
Create a sensory box: dirt or sand, shovels, sieve, sunflower seeds, popcorn kernels, plastic pots
They Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki
Read the book here: They Say Blue
Sing along with The Rainbow Colors Song by Kids TV 123
and The Colors Song (With Popsicles) from CocoMelon
Create a sensory box: fruit loops, colored cups and spoons, colored straws
Chicken, Pig, Cow by Ruth Ohi
Read the book here from Tumblebook: direct link or search for the title
Game: Play the Sentence Game from Tumblebook
Activities: coloring and worksheets from the author
Learn More: head to PebbleGo and search for "pets and farm animals"
Little Otter Learns to Swim by Artie Knapp 
Read the book here:
  direct link  or search for the title
Craft: Follow up the story with a paper bag sea otter craft
Songs: Dance like an Otter with Sesame Street and sing the Sea Animal Song with CoCoMelon
Want to create a Sensory Box?
  Here are some ideas: water, small animal figures, stones, leaves, and twigs
Watch Live: Check out the Otter Cam from the Detroit Zoo!
Hero vs. Villain: A Book of Opposites by T. Nat Fuller 
Read the book here:
  direct link  or search for the title
Craft: Follow up the story with a popsicle stick hero craft
Songs: Taekwondo Song from CocoMelon and The Opposites Song from KidsTV123
Want to create a Sensory Box?
  Here are some ideas: Rice, small hero figures, small boxes, blocks and tubes for building.
My Dad is Amazing by Sabrina Moyle
Read the book here:  direct link  or search for the title
Craft: Follow up the story with a Father's Day Portrait Drawing
Song: My Daddy song with CoCoMelon
Want to create a Sensory Box?
  Fill a small box with sand, then add things that dad loves!  For example:
for a coffee lover: coffee beans, small cups, coffee filters
for a sports lovers: balls, cups in team colors, pom poms
for a handyman: toy tools, small wood pieces
more to come!
Families Connect (Book Club and Quality Materials)
 Find these audiobooks on Hoopla or Download Destination/Libby and read at your own pace.
Looking for more free books available online?  Try Hoopla, Download Destination/Libby or Audible.

Read The Country Mouse and the City Mouse by Aesop together available on Ebsco.
After reading, act out the play using the script from World Books Dramatic Learning Database. Create your own performance complete with costumes and personalized play posters. Take a video of your performance if you like and send it to friends and family (we would love to see it, too - email us at Most of all...have fun!
Bud, Not Buddy by Christpher Paul Curtis
book discussion questions (pdf)
Finally by Wendy Mass
 book discussion questions (pdf)
Winterhouse by Ben Guterson
book discussion questions (pdf) 
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
book discussion questions (pdf) 
The Ghost's Grave by Peg Kehret
book discussion questions (pdf) 








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