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Story Time Online


Story Time OnlineDue to concerns over the potential spread of the coronavirus, the Library has canceled all in-person programming since March 15, 2020. Though the Library is now reopened for visits by appointment, our in-person programming is still unavailable for social distancing purposes and we miss you! We're sure you miss seeing us too - but, don't worry - Miss Lee Ann is still reading Story Time and Toddler Time stories and posting the videos online for you to watch from your own home. 

2021 virtual Story Times and Toddler Times are below

➤ For 2020 Story Times and Toddler Times, click here.
➤ For 2020 Summer Reading videos, click here.
View our 2021 March-April schedule for Kids' online programs (.pdf file)
View all of our upcoming programming on our online calendar of events

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2021 OCPL KIDS ONLINE VIDEOS 

Tuesday | August 3, 2021
Book CoverToday's Story Time: Let's celebrate National Watermelon Day!! We will read Picnic and make a paper plate watermelon.

Today's Book: Picnic by John Burningham
Book Synopsis: One day, Boy and Girl head down the hill with a picnic basket and meet a fancily dressed Sheep, Pig, and Duck. They all set off to find the perfect place to sit outside—until they see Bull coming! A short-lived chase segues into a gentle interactive text as the friends wend their way from an idyllic outdoor world to a welcoming house on a hill. (Can you find Pig's ball? Shall we find your bed?) In a charmingly understated tale with child-friendly illustrations and a hint of sly humor, John Burningham evokes a perfect summer day with a fresh new picture book.

View all books by John Burningham at the Library

Monday | August 2, 2021
book coverToday's Toddler Time: Let's celebrate National Watermelon Day!

Today's Book: The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

Book Synopsis: In this award-winning book for kids, the crocodile has a problem: he loves watermelon, but he’s afraid of what will happen if he eats one of the seeds–there’s only one way to find out! Crocodile loves watermelon, but what will happen when his greatest fear of swallowing a watermelon seed comes to pass?

View all books by Greg Pizzoli available at the Library

Wednesday | July 14, 2021
Story Time: For the last week of summer reading 2021, we're going purple! Today we will read Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes and make a duct tape pouch (Supplies needed: Ziploc bag, duct tape, scissors).

Book Synopsis: Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher, Mr. Slinger. But when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse and its treasures to school and can't wait until sharing time, Mr. Slinger confiscates her prized possessions. Lilly's fury leads to revenge and then to remorse and she sets out to make amends.

➤ View all Kevin Henkes books available at the Library
➤ View all Kevin Henkes ebooks available online with your OCPL library card through WVDeli
View all Kevin Henkes ebooks & audiobooks available online with your OCPL library card through Hoopla

Tuesday | July 13, 2021
Story Time: For the last week of summer reading 2021, we're going purple! Today we will read The Purple Kangaroo by Michael Ian Black.

Book Synopsis: The monkey narrator in this humorous picture book guarantees that he can READ YOUR MIND. What begins as a simple request to imagine the most spectacular thing in history turns into the story of a roller-skating, bubble-blowing purple kangaroo searching for his dear friend Ernesto on the moon. So by the time you finish this book, there's no chance you will be thinking of anything BUT the purple kangaroo.

➤ View all Michael Ian Black books available at the Library

Monday | July 12, 2021
Toddler Time: For the last week of summer reading 2021, we're going purple! Today we will read Quiet Bunny's Many Colors by Lisa McCue.

Book Synopsis: Quiet Bunny loves the bright colors of spring: the yellow ducks, green frogs, and blue jays—everything but his own mousy-brown and wintry-white fur. It takes the help of a wise old owl for Bunny to realize that it's the rainbow of colors, including his own, that makes the world so beautiful.

➤ View all Lisa McCue books available at the Library

Wednesday | July 7, 2021
Story & Activity: It's not easy being green! Today we will read Green Wilma, Frog in Space by Tedd Arnold and make a flying saucer (see supplies list below).

Book Synopsis: Green Wilma is so determined to catch a tasty fly that she doesn't notice a family of galactic visitors to her pond. In a case of mistaken identity, the alien parents beam Wilma on board their spaceship while leaving their child, Blooger, behind. Poor Blooger, stuck on the bewildering planet Earth. Poor Wilma, hungry and confused (though also having the ride of her life ). Will the two be able to switch back in time for supper?

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Flying Saucer Craft Supply List:
— paper plate
— scissors
— stickers or markers to decorate

Tuesday | July 6, 2021
Story Time: It's not easy being green! Today we will read Little Green Peas by Keith Baker and do experiments with color.

Book Synopsis: Explore the world of color with Baby Bear. Baby Bear has so much to learn about the world From the moment he wakes until it's time to curl up and go to sleep, he explores outside with his mama. They see green leaves, blue jays, brown trout, and—best of all—a patch of yummy red strawberries.

➤ View all Keith Baker books available at the Library
➤ View all Keith Baker ebooks available online with your OCPL library card through WVDeli
View all Keith Baker ebooks available online with your OCPL library card through Hoopla

Wednesday | June 30, 2021
Story & Activity: There's no time to be blue when it's summer! We will read Blue Goose by Nancy Tafuri and do experiments with color.

Book Synopsis: When Farmer Gray takes a trip, Blue Goose, Red Hen, Yellow Chick and White Duck decide to paint their black-and-white farm. Red Hen paints the barn red and White Duck paints the fence white. Then Blue Goose and Yellow Chick pour their paint together to make green for the grass and trees. By the time Farmer Gray comes back, the whole farm is full of color—what a wonderful surprise.

➤ View all Nancy Tafuri books available at the Library
View all Nancy Tafuri ebooks available online with your OCPL library card through Hoopla

Tuesday | June 29, 2021
Story Time: There's no time to be blue when it's summer! We will read Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle. 

Book Synopsis: A little blue truck finds his way out of a jam, with a bit of help from his friends.

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Monday | June 28, 2021
Toddler Time: We will kick off Blue Week with a reading of Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff. 

Book Synopsis: Explore the world of color with Baby Bear. Baby Bear has so much to learn about the world From the moment he wakes until it's time to curl up and go to sleep, he explores outside with his mama. They see green leaves, blue jays, brown trout, and—best of all—a patch of yummy red strawberries.

➤ View all Ashley Wolff books available at the Library

Wednesday | June 23, 2021
Program: It's a mellow yellow kind of summer reading week! We will read Yellow Kayak by Nina Laden and illustrated by Melissa Castrillon and make unpoppable bubbles (see supply list below). 

Book Synopsis: A child and his beloved best friend go on a grand sea adventure in this magical picture book. You just never know what a new day will hold if you are brave enough to find out. On one quiet afternoon, a boy and his special friend’s unexpected adventure bring joy and excitement and sights never imagined. And the best part of any adventure is returning home with stories to tell and you best friend at your side.

➤ View all Nina Laden books available at the Library
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Supplies needed to make unpoppable bubbles!
— water
— dish detergent
— corn syrup
— drinking straw
— pencil

Tuesday | June 22, 2021
Story & Activity: It's a mellow yellow kind of summer reading week! We will read Linus, the Little Yellow Pencil, written and illustrated by Scott Magoon.

Book Synopsis: Linus and his eraser, Ernie, don't always see eye to eye. But with the family art show drawing near, these two will have to sharpen their collaboration to make something neither one could do on their own!

➤ View all books illustrated by Scott Magoon available at the Library
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Wednesday  | June 16, 2021
Story & Activity: We will read Armadillo's Orange by Jim Arnosky and do STEM activities with oranges (see supplies list below).

Book synopsis: Armadillo keeps to himself, ignoring the neighbors he passes each day on his way to hunt for grubs. He never bothers with the lively green snake, the shy rattler, the old tortoise, the scrub jay, or the honeybees who live near him in the orange grove. All that matters to Armadillo is the big, round orange that marks the entrance to his burrow. Then, one windy day, his orange rolls away. Alone and confused, Armadillo must figure out a new way to find his home—and discovers that when it seems all is lost, his neighbors will always be there to help him. In a deceptively simple treatment, Jim Arnosky explores the value of friends in a constantly changing world, and reminds us that home is where your neighbors are.

View all Jim Arnosky books available at the Library

Materials needed for this week's STEM activity:
— oranges
— water
— a container for water
— baking soda
— vinegar

Tuesday  | June 15, 2021
Story Time: We will read It's an Orange Aardvark! by Michael Hall.

Book synopsis: A carpenter ant drills a hole to see what is outside his stump, worrying his fellow ants, and when new holes reveal different colors they fabricate a story about the horrible beast that will soon attack.

View all Michael Hall books available at the Library
View all Michael Hall ebooks & audiobooks available online with your OCPL library card through Hoopla 

Monday  | June 14 , 2021
Toddler Time: We will read I Know a Wee Piggy by Kim Norman.

Book synopsis: A cumulative, rhyming tale in the tradition of I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly about an ordinary pig who leaps out of his boy's arms at a state fair and wallows in color after color, turning himself into a work of art. A fun day at the fair becomes color chaos when one boy's energetic pig gets loose. Upside down, piggy wallows in brown, but that's only the beginning of this cumulative, rhyming text. Soon, he's adding a rinse of red (tomatoes), a wash of white (milk), a pinch of pink (cotton candy), and many more. Can piggy be caught before he turns the whole fair upside down?

Wednesday | June 9, 2021
Program: We will read Little Red Hot by Eric A. Kimmel and make red hot playdough (see ingredients list below).

Book Synopsis: Little Red Hot loves red hot chili peppers. She eats them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. When her grandmother catches a cold, Little Red makes her a hot pepper pie that will "knock those cold germs right out of her." But before Little Red shares her pie with Grandma, she meets Senor Lobo — and the pie comes in very handy when the wily wolf tries to trick her into thinking he's her grandmother.

➤ View all Eric A. Kimmel books available at the Library
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This Wednesday's Story and Activity will include making *Red Hot Candy Play Dough!
Here are the ingredients you will need:
— 2 1/2 cups flour
— 1 1/4 cups salt
— 1 1/2 Tablespoons Cream of Tartar
— 2 1/2 cups water
— 5 tablespoons oil
— 1-2 cups Red Hots Candies
— Extra red food coloring
* Adult supervision is required

Tuesday | June 8, 2021
Story Time: Today's story is read The Little Red Fort by Brenda Maier and illustrated by Sonia Sanchez. This book is a takeoff on a popular fable. Listen and find out which fable was the inspiration!

Book Synopsis: In this adaptation of the Little Red Hen fable, Ruby wants to build a fort, but her three brothers refuse to help, so when the fort is finished Ruby will not let them join her—until the boys come up with a few embellishments for the fort, like a mailbox, a garden, and a fresh coat of paint.

Monday | June 7, 2021
Program: Today we will kick-off the Summer Reading Program, Reading Colors Your World, with Hello Rex Fox by Eric Carle.

Book Synopsis: It's Little Frog's birthday, and Mama Frog gets a big surprise when the guests show up for his party—all the animals are the wrong color Little Frog tells her she's not looking long enough, and he's right.

➤ View all Eric Carle books available at the Library
View all Eric Carle ebooks available online with your OCPL library card through Hoopla
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Wednesday | May 26, 2021
Story & Activity: We will read Blossom and Boo by Dawn Apperley.

Tuesday | May 25, 2021
Story Time: We will read Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms by Julia Rawlinson.

Monday | May 24, 2021
Toddler Time: We will read Maggie’s Colorful Garden by Salina Yoon.

Wednesday | May 19, 2021
Story and Activity: We will read Come Along Daisy by Jane Simmons make a daisy picture.

Tuesday | May 18, 2021
Story Time: We will read Daisy Gets Lost by Chris Raschka.

Monday | May 17, 2021
Toddler Time: We will read My Garden by Kevin Henkes.

Wednesday | May 12, 2021
Program: We will read Desert Rose and Her Highfalutin Hog by Alison Jackson make paper tube stamped flowers using a paper towel tube, paper, scissors, and paint.

Tuesday | May 11, 2021
Program: We will read Little Flower by Gloria Rand.

Monday | May 10, 2021
Program: We will read The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. (NOTE: Today's book changed to Hello, Peter.)

Wednesday | May 5, 2021
Program: We will read Prancing, Dancing Lily by Marsha Diane Arnold and make a dancing flower craft for Mother's Day.

Tuesday | May 4, 2021
Program: We will read Huck Runs Amuck by Sean Taylor.

Monday | May 3, 2021
Program: We will read In the Garden by Elizabeth Spurr.

Wednesday | April 28, 2021
Story and Activity: We conclude our bird unit by reading George Flies South by Simon James and making a hatching bird craft. For our craft, you will need paper, a pencil, crayons, a paper lunch sack, and glue.

Tuesday | April 27, 2021
Story Time: We will read Too Busy Marco by Roz Chast.

Monday | April 26, 2021
Toddler Time: We will conclude our bird theme this week with more feathered friends. We will read Whose Chick Are You? by Nancy Tafuri.

Thursday | April 22, 2021
Story and Activity: Happy Earth Day! Today we will read The Muppets book, "Green and Bear It."

Wednesday | April 21, 2021
Story and Activity: We will read Little Green by Keith Baker and make a flying bird craft. Supplies need: Heavy paper, scissors, glue or tape, crayons or markers.

Tuesday | April 20, 2021
Story Time: We will read Loveykins by Quentin Blake.

Wednesday | April 14, 2021
Story Time: This week we will make a set of binoculars and read Birdsongs by Betsy Franco.

Tuesday | April 13, 2021
Story Time: We will read The Bickleby’s Birdbath by Andrea Perry.

Monday | April 12, 2021
Toddler Time: This week we are going to do some bird watching! Join us as we read Hooray for Birds by Lucy Cousins.

Wednesday | April 7, 2021
Story and Activity: This week we will read Woodpecker Wants A Waffle, written and illustrated by Steve Breen, and paint a picture using a feather.

Tuesday | April 6, 2021
Story Time: We will continue reading about hungry birds today with the book Seven Hungry Babies by Candace Fleming.  

Monday | April 5, 2021
Toddler Time: This week we will read about hungry birds! Our story for today is Early Bird by Toni Yuly.

Wednesday | March 31, 2021
Play Ball! Baseball Opening Day Story: Play ball everyone! For today's special story we will read How Georgie Radbourn Saved Baseball by David Shannon.

Wednesday | March 31, 2021
Story and Activity: Happy Easter! Today we will read Turkey's Eggcellent Easter by Wendi Silvano and make a chirping bird craft. For today's craft you will need a paper or plastic cup, string, a paperclip and a piece of sponge or paper towel.

Tuesday | March 30, 2021
Toddler Time: Happy Easter Week! Today we will read Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs by Janet Stoeke.

Monday | March 29, 2021
Toddler Time: Happy Easter Week! Let's will read Ollie’s Easter Eggs by Olivier Dunrea.

Tuesday | March 23, 2021
Story Time: Today we will read Basil’s Birds by Lynn Rowe Reed. 

Monday | March 22, 2021
Toddler Time: Tune in this week for our theme "What's on My Head?" Today's story is There’s a Bird on Your Head by Mo Willems. 

Wednesday | March 17, 2021
Story and Activity: This week’s story is A Home for Bird by Philip C. Stead. We will make a scribble bird nest craft.

Tuesday | March 16, 2021
Story Time: Continuing with this week's baby bird theme, we will read Sophie’s Window by Holly Keller. 

Monday | March 15, 2021
Toddler Time: This week we will read about baby birds! Our story today is Baby Bird by Joyce Dunbar. 

Wednesday | March 10, 2021
Story and Activity: Today we will wrap up "Robin Week" by reading How Robin Saved Spring by Debbie Ouellet and making a robin paper plate craft.

 

Tuesday | March 9, 2021
Story Time: This week we are celebrating robins! Today we will read Nesting by Henry Cole.

Monday | March 8, 2021
Toddler Time: This week we will celebrate robins! Today we will read This is the Nest That Robin Built.

Friday | March 5, 2021
Special Dr. Seuss Story: Today we will read The Big Brag from the book Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories.

Thursday | March 4, 2021
Special Dr. Seuss Story: Today's story is "What Was I Scared Of?" from the book The Sneetches and Other Stories.

Wednesday | March 3, 2021
Story and Activity: We will read The Sneetches and make an “I am Unique” poster.

Wednesday | March 3, 2021
Special Dr. Seuss Story: Today's story is The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.

Tuesday | March 2, 2021
Special Dr. Seuss Story: Enjoy your lunch and listen to The Cat in the Hat.

Tuesday | March 2, 2021
Story Time: We will read Gertrude McFuzz byDr. Seuss. 

Wednesday | February 23, 2021
Story & Activity: Today we will read the book Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and make snowflakes.

Tuesday | February 22, 2021
Story Time: It's our last week for winter books! We will read the book Perfect Snow by Barbara Reid.

Monday | February 21, 2021
Story Time: We are saying good-bye to snow this week! For our last week of snowy books, we will read the book Snow Truck by CJ Calder.

Thursday | February 18, 2021
Special Snowy Day Story: On this snowy February day, we will read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.

Wednesday | February 17, 2021
Story and Activity: We will read Owl Moon and make an owl paper bag puppet.

Tuesday | February 16, 2021
Story Time: Today we will read Old Winter by Judith Benet Richardson.

Wednesday | February 10, 2021
Story and Activity: We will make a picture frame using cardboard, glue, and conversation hearts and read The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever.

Tuesday | February 9, 2021
Story Time: Valentine's Day is just around the corner! We will read the book Click, Clack, Moo: I Love You! by Doreen Cronin.

Monday | February 8, 2021
Story Time: Happy Valentine's Day week! We will read the book My Fuzzy Valentine, a Sesame Street Elmo book by Naomi Kleinberg. 

Wednesday | February 3, 2021
Story and Activity: We will read Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox and learn some ways to recognize the signs of Spring.

Tuesday | February 2, 2021
Story Time: Happy Groundhog Day! We will read the book Groundhog’s Day Off  by Robb Pearlman.

Monday | February 1, 2021
Toddler Time: We will read the book Ten Grouchy Groundhogs by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook.

Wednesday | January 27, 2021
Story and Activity: We will make a walrus using a pare plate, yarn, and popsicle sticks and read Polar Opposites.

Tuesday | January 19, 2021
STORY TIME ONLINE: Today we will read A Penguin's World written and illustrated by Caroline Arnold and learn about Adelie Penguins.

Monday | January 25, 2021
TODDLER TIME ONLINE: his week we will learn about Polar Animals. Our story today is Baby Polar by Yannick Murphy.

Wednesday | January 20, 2021
 Story and Activity: In honor of the Inauguration, we will read the Caldecott-winning book So You Want to be President by Judith St. George. 

Tuesday | January 19, 2021
STORY TIME ONLINE: We will read My Uncle Martin's Words for America by Angela Farris Watkins, PhD.

Wednesday | January 13, 2021
 Story and Activity: We will read Pip and Squeak and build an exploding snowman!

Tuesday | January 12, 2021
STORY TIME ONLINE: Today we will continue to have "Snow Much Fun!" as we read Stella, Queen of the Snow and sing some winter songs.

Monday | January 11, 2021
TODDLER TIME ONLINE: We're going to have "Snow Much Fun" this week as we read Ten on the Sled by Kim Norman.

Wednesday | January 6, 2021
STORY AND ACTIVITY ONLINE: Learn to make an indoor snowball and skates then enjoy our story of the day, First Snow, by Peter McCarty.

Tuesday | January 5, 2021
STORY TIME ONLINE: Enjoy a snowy tale as we read Big Snow by Jonathan Bean.

Monday | January 4, 2021
TODDLER TIME ONLINE: Happy New Year! Today we will read Snowball by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet.


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