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STORYTIME AT HOME​

​Welcome to our Virtual Storytime Room! Click on the different objects in the room to find crafts, songs, and stories! Reading aloud to children of any age has numerous benefits, such as building empathy, increasing vocabulary, and facilitating a lifelong love of reading. Plus, it's a fun way to spend time together! We would love to see how you are doing storytime at home. Share your pictures of crafts or reading together with us on social media. ​

Fall Teen Craft Bag

​It's Fall Y'all Cross Stitch
Pattern
Video​​​​​

​​​​Fabric and Jar Rings
Join us virtually for Teen Crafternoon on Saturday, December 19 at 2 pm
Paper Quilling
•Video coming soon!

October Teen Bag

Monster Mouth Pouch

Supplies: Craft felt (2-3 sheets), Black embroidery floss, Buttons (for eyes - as many as you want/need), 4-inch zipper, Sewing needle, ~10 straight pins, Scissors, Ruler, Marker or Pen

Mini Top Hat

Supplies: 2 sheets of cardstock, Template, Paperclips, Hot glue, Scissors, Ruler, Headband or Bobby pin

Teen Crafternoon - Virtual event on 10/24

Supplies: 9x12 canvas, 2 oz. of dark acrylic paint, 2 oz. of white acrylic paint, painters or masking tape, 3+ paint brushes, paper plates or mixing palette, trash bag or drop cloth​.

COZBY BOOK MATCH​

Welcome to Book Match, a reader's advisory service of the Cozby Library and Community Commons. Book Match is a personalized service to match you with suggested books or authors to read next. Just fill out the form and our librarians will provide you with recommendations based on the information you provide within 5 to 7 business days. If you would like recommendations for multiple people in your family, such as yourself and your children, please fill out a separate form for each person.​ bit.ly/cozbybookmatch​​

 ​STORYTIMES AND AUTHOR EVENTS

Goodnight with Dolly​

Listen to Dolly Parton read picture books every week. Includes activity sheets and parent reading tips.

Brightly Storytime​

Brigh​tly Storytime features read-aloud and flip along videos, and more—to keep kids connected to books through every age & stage of life.

Storyline Online​​​

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

Novel Effect​

Music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice as you read your favorite titles together. Promote language development, increase engagement, and make storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!)

Read Together Be Together​

READ TOGETHER, BE TOGETHER is a nationwide movement developed by Penguin Random House in partnership with Parents magazine that celebrates the importance, and power, of the shared reading experience between an adult and a child. Reading aloud regularly to babies and young children is one of the most effective ways to foster early literacy and is a key factor responsible for building language and social skills.

Save with Stories​

Live picture book readings from celebrities on Instagram.​

Storytime with Maria​

Listen to Spanish storytime with Ms. Maria!​

Story Time from Space​

Story Time from Space sends children’s books to the International Space Station. While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading these books to the children of Earth. These videos are edited and placed on this Story Time From Space website - look under the heading ”Story Time Videos”.​​
KidLit TV​
​KidLit TV has crafts, storytimes, and drawing tutorials. Explore the world of children's literature and find something new.
Mackin Educational Resources​
Mackin has a Vimeo channel with read-aloud stories including ​Are You Mother? and Thomas the Tank Engine.
Pete the Cat author James Dean reads and draws​
Listen to Pete the Cat creator James Dean read Pete the Cat books and give short drawing lessons on his Facebook page​.​



​​BOOK SUGGESTIONS​

​​​Cozby Book Match

​Book Match is a personalized service to match you with suggested books or authors to read next. Just fill out the form​ and our librarians will provide you with recommendations based on the information you provide within 5 to 7 business days. If you would like recommendations for multiple people in your family, such as yourself and your children, please fill out a separate form for each person.​
Penguin Random House Debut Fiction Samplers
Penguin Random House offers a number of digital excerpt samplers that you can dip into to discover debut authors and new titles from your favorite authors.
Penguin Teen Book Recommendations​
Get genre specific teen book recommendations, find book lists, and news about young adult authors.
Reading Rockets​
Sometimes it just takes one wonderful book to turn a kid into a reader. Reading Rockets provides specific, lengthy themed lists for young readers.
Literature Map​
At Literature Map, you can type in an author’s name and then view similar authors that other readers are enjoying. The site generates a map that displays author names in relative states of closeness. The closer the authors, the more likely other readers enjoyed both.​




​​ACTIVITIES

Brightly Activities and DIY​

Find activities and DIY projects for the whole family.

GoNoodle​

GoNoodle engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are! App available.​

Digital Escape Room​

Solve a series of clues to solve the puzzles and “escape”. Don’t worry, it’s just for fun and you can’t get stuck inside! Check out our collection of digital escape rooms created by librarians all around the world - how cool is that?! These escape rooms are designed for children of different ages, or for families to work on together.  

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems​

Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons.  We are going to doodle together and explore ways of writing and making. Visit http://www.kennedy-center.org/mowillems​ to download a worksheet for this LUNCH DOODLE!

Coloring Pages for Adults​

Even adults need art therapy! Download this free adult coloring book from Flipster.

​​Highlights Kids​

​Your favorite kids magazine has tons of games, activities, jokes, and more on their website. Apps available too.​​
National Geographic Kids
​Explore animals and nature with science experiments, games, and videos.
Draw Every Day with JJK​
Author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka is hosting virtual art classes every day at 2 pm EST during the COVID-19 outbreak. ​​
Galleria Dallas' Showtime Saturdays​
Galleria Dallas’ Showtime Saturdays series has temporarily moved to Facebook. New shows are available Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. at facebook.com/galleriadallas. Previous shows are available to watch anytime. Shows feature clowns, magicians, authors, and more! 
Magic Tree House Home Adventures​
Each week, Magic Tree House Home Adventures will feature videos from Mary Pope Osborne, activities, craft ideas, themed recipes, reading challenges, cross-curricular lessons, Family Trivia Night game ideas, fun surprises, and much more!​
LegoLand Coloring Sheets​​​
Download and print free coloring sheets from LegoLand.
Crayola Coloring Sheets​
Print free coloring sheets including Disney, Trolls, and adult coloring sheets.​​​​
Jumpstart
Jumpstart is offering quiet activities, videos, outdoor activities, and indoor activities. ​
Every Person Counts, No Matter How Small - Dr. Seuss Printables​
Download and print Dr. Seuss themed coloring sheets about counting​ and family to help teach your kids about the importance of the census. Make sure you've completed the 2020 Census​ too!​September Calendar - Early Literacy
September Calendar - Children
October Calendar - Early Literacy
October Calendar - Children


​​EDUCATION​

The Cat in the Hat Can Build That App​

Do you want a science app? The Cat in the Hat gives you that with a tap! Kids play and learn in their backyard, to see how science is fun, not hard!

Jet’s Bot Builder App​

Create, explore, learn and have fun building a robot with Jet and friends in Jet’s Bot Builder.

Peep Family Science: Color App​

Parents and children explore the colors they see around them, indoors and outdoors. Together, they’ll experiment with mixing two colors to create a new one, notice colors that blend in with their environment, compare different shades of the same color, and discover how light can change colors.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology​

Home learning teaching resources and activities for 5-16 years old including lesson plans, handouts and videos.​

Amaze Your Brain at Home with the Perot Museum​

Have no fear, the Museum is still here! Amaze Your Brain at Home and​​​ watch your favorite concepts from the Museum come to life. Join us as we share fun ways to explore nature and science at home and in your backyard - all while using the most common household objects and supplies.​

​​​​VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS

​10 Historic Homes You Can Virtually Tour​

House Beautiful has rounded up 10 houses from across the globe that can be seen on a screen. Let the armchair tour begin!​​