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Virtual Storytimes

Early Literacy: Everything a child knows about reading and writing before they learn to read and write

Grow A Reader storytimes are designed to develop early literacy skills through Talking & Listening, Singing & Rhyming, Reading & Sharing, Writing & Creating, and Playing & Imagining. Your child's early literacy journey will include picture books, music, fingerplays, movement activities, literacy tips, and more. 

All in-person events (including Storytimes) at the Mid-Continent Public Library branches have been postponed until further notice to safeguard public health. Follow this link for more information.

Join us for Virtual Storytimes

Watch recorded storytimes.

 

Grow A Reader Storytime Archives

Grow A Reader Virtual Storytimes

Storytimes in Spanish, French, ASL, and Maori

Featured Stories and Songs

What We Are Reading Virtual Storytime January 2021

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The Tiny Chef and Da Mishing Weshipee Blook

The Tiny Chef and Da Mishing Weshipee Blook

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Where Is My Balloon?

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Mary Had A Little Lizard

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Finding Kindness

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Playing Wicked

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Can I Play Too?

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