Storytime Lives

happy-family-reading-book-together-vector-illustration-cartoon-mother-father-son-childs-drawing-126432566Books are an important part of our kids’ school-and hopefully home- lives. What do we do when we’ve read all the books in our houses a thousand and one times, don’t want to order another thing from Amazon, and can’t go to the library or bookstore because they are closed?

While I’m investigating how to perhaps present an online library story time to our currently closed preschool, parents and kids of preschoolers and other picture book lovers might want to log on to Storyline Online. 

Storyline Online is the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, which streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.  (

It’s free and from what I’ve seen the production values are excellent as one would expect from the Screen Actors Guild.

In addition, Stimola Literary Studio will have a variety of literary events for older kids starting March 23. (

Storytime with Miss Becky also has a good selection of books. (

There are many other web sights and Youtube channels presenting books for kids.

Find one you like and read together soon. While libraries are an important part of our lives for the entertainment and information they provide, during this time when they are closed, we may have to supplement and find other ways to get our reading fix.


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Aileen Grossberg

Aileen Grossberg

Aileen Grossberg, a professional librarian, is a long-time congregant and serves as volunteer librarian for Shomrei's Lampert Library. The library, one of the best-kept secrets at Shomrei is used by the Rabbi, congregants, students and teachers of the JLC (Hebrew School) and Preschool. It's a tremendous resource completely supported by your donations and gifts. Aileen also heads the Shomrei Caterers, the in-house food preparation group. Can there be any better combination…good food and good books!
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