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   |   Online (Don't Die of Boredom) Book Club

 
 Anytime Storytime Videos & Podcasts
 Our favorite celebrity and professional storytellers read to us! 
 
The Empty Pot read by Rami Malek.  A traditional Chinese folk tale that tells the story of a young boy who learns that it is better to be honest than to cheat, and that honesty can bring real rewards.
 
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The Two Frogs and the Well Podcast from StoryNory. 
The Two Frogs and the Well, a story by Aesop told in story and poem. This recording ends with the story told in a beautiful multicultural song from India.
 
more to come!
 
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StoryWalk 

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
 
 
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DIY Storytime
Our favorite "always available" online picture books, along with our professionally curated activities, songs, and simple crafts to continue the fun!
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!
 
 
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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.
 
 
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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!
 
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Families Connect Book Club
 Find these audiobooks on Hoopla and read at your own pace.
Looking for more free books available online?  Try Download Destination/Libby or Audible.

 
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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This page was last updated on Wednesday, March 25, 2020