Storytimes & Read Alouds


Storytime Shorts

Join us in the Virtual Storyroom as we share stories, songs and fun! Each Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am, we will be adding new “Storytime Shorts” to the library’s YouTube channel that children and families can enjoy from home whenever they want.


Super Saturday Storytime Shorts

Join Youth Services staff for a special series of Storytime Shorts released on five consecutive Saturdays beginning on July 11 at 10:30 am. Each Super Saturday Storytime Short will include a book read-aloud, songs and rhymes, plus ideas and resources for related extension activities to do at home. Families can find Super Saturday Storytime Shorts on the library’s YouTube channel and enjoy from home whenever they like. We also encourage families to share their own inspired creations by sending photos to kids@princetonlibrary.org or tagging @princetonpl on Instagram or Twitter.


Folk Tales Aloud

What if you came home one day with a magic pot? Or outsmarted a giant while you were walking not far from home? Or helped break a sorcerer’s spell with help from some friends? Storyteller Maria LoBiondo shares folk, fairy, and fantasy stories to help you Imagine Your Story in this three-session series. Videos will be posted July 14-16 at 2 pm and will be available for on-demand viewing through August 15.


La hora de cuentos / Spanish Storytime Shorts

¡Acompañanos en nuestro salón virtual para disfrutar de cuentos, canciones, rimas, y mucha diversión! El primer y tercer miércoles de cada mes estaremos añadiendo nuevas historias en nuestro canal de YouTube para que las familias puedan disfrutarlas cuando quieran.
Join us in the Virtual Storyroom as we share stories, songs and fun! Every other Wednesday beginning on July 15 we will be adding new Storytime Shorts in Spanish to the library’s YouTube channel for families to enjoy from home whenever they want.


Storytime Songs and Rhymes

Rhyme and sing along with us! Youth Services staff share the best hits of storytime. Check back often for new rhymes and tunes.


Chapter A Day

Hear installments of Rick Riordan’s fantastical adventure Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief read by the library’s Teen Advisory Board members.


Poem of the Day

Youth Services staff read a poem every day during April to mark National Poetry Month. View the archive and celebrate all year.