Netflix Debuts New Storytime Series Celebrating Black Voices

The past few months have brought on a new wave of celebrating stories, particularly stories that highlight the African American experience. Today, Netflix debuts a new series called Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices

The series, hosted by teenage activist Marley Dias, showcases celebrity readers sharing children's books by Black authors to spark kid-friendly conversations about empathy, equality, self-love, and antiracism. 

Readers include Karamo Brown, Misty Copeland, Lupita Nyong'o, Common, Tiffany Haddish and more.

All 12 episodes are instantly available on the Netflix Jr. YouTube channel.

You can also check out one of the library's Rokus with Netflix to start streaming your storytime today!

Read James and the Giant Peach with Taika Waititi and Friends to Aid Covid-19 Relief

So far in quarantine, we've been enjoying Storytime with the Obamas, doodling with Mo Willems, and reading Harry Potter with friends of the Wizarding World. Many authors, artists, and celebrities have taken it upon themselves to help entertain us with new twists on our favorite classics. 

Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi (know for films such as Jojo Rabbit, What We Do in the Shadows, and Hunt for the Wilderpeople) has joined with Partners in Health to put together a 10-episode reading of Roald Dahl's classic tale, James and the Giant Peach. He is joined by an all-star creative cast including Meryl Streep, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Hemsworth, Ryan Reynolds, Mindy Kaling, Eddie Redmayne, Lupita Nyong'o, and many more.

The Roald Dahl Story Company and their partners will be matching every single donation made to the cause. 

New episodes released every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on YouTube. 

Start watching now and donate if you can!

Online Program: Storytime Socials! Starting Thursday, April 30th

We have loved bringing storytime to you through our YouTube videos, but we miss seeing your faces! On Thursdays at 9:30a.m. from April 30th to May 28th, we will have a live, interactive storytime option to help us feel a little more like we are all together again. 

Register for each week you'd like to join us!
A valid email address is required to get the Zoom invite.

We look forward to being with you again!

LIVE Online Storytime this Friday!

​Tune in for a LIVE storytime with Miss Lexy hosted on our Facebook page this Friday at 4pm! 

Perfect for caregivers who need some time to get dinner started or finish up some work at home.

You will be able to view the video even if you do not have a Facebook. All are welcome.