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Story Times and Other Activities for Kids

The Longview Public Library is currently closed as part of our community's COVID-19 response, but our digital branch is up and running! This page normally lists our in-library story times, book clubs, and events, but for now, we'll be sharing information about resources available to you and your kids during the school closure. Please note that as the situation changes, some services may no longer be available. Of course, we will add to this page as we learn of additional resources.

Facebook Live Story Times

Becky and Monty

Story Time with Becky & Monty
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10:30 AM onFacebook

Join Becky and Monty for a picture and some action rhymes! The recording will be available until 1 p.m. each day. Thank you to Penguin Random House for allowing the use of their titles in our live feed.

Choose Your Own Adventure with Jakob
Weekdays, 2 PM, onFacebook

Each afternoon, Jakob will read a chapter from a Choose Your Own Adventure book. At the end the chapter, it's up to YOU to decide what happens next. Vote by commenting or answering the poll by 8 a.m. the following day, then tune in at 2 pm to see what happens!

Also check out The Big List of Children's Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities for more stories and activities.

Reading & Activity Challenges

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Need something to keep your kids' (and your) brains busy? Sign up for All By My Shelf a reading and activity challenge for school closures & social distancing. If you have already have a Beanstack account for summer reading, great! If not, it's free to sign up. Need help getting into your account? Call Becky at 360.442.5323 or send email. Use the Beanstack website or download the free Beanstack app to your device.

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No library card required through August! TumbleBooks' databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! Read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly. Thank you, TumbleBooks, for supporting libraries during the closures.

More Free Books for Kids

Children's materials are also available with a library card through the Washington Anytime Library and hoopla. See our ebook resources page for information about these services.

Support for Learning at Home

Gale is offering free access to some of its subscription services to aid students during the coronavirus interruptions. If you're prompted for a password, type open.

Scholastic has provided two valuable resources for supporting kids, parents, and teachers during this time.

MidAmerica Books wants to make sure that no child will be without access to books while schools and libraries are closed to the public. Here you'll find free access to all of their eBooks and databases through June, 2020.

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