In the latest addition to its ongoing “Read-Along” initiative on Facebook and YouTube, PBS KIDS has partnered with Little Free Library for a collection of story-time videos this summer designed to encourage reading and togetherness for kids and parents. Through the collaboration, each special guest will read a children’s book and designate a location in the U.S. where a Little Free Library will be installed, complete with a diverse supply of books to make reading together more accessible for families across the U.S.
PBS KIDS and Little Free Library kicked off these story-times on Monday, June 29, when NBA Champion and entrepreneur Dwyane Wade read Gabrielle Union’s children’s book, Welcome to the Party. Other participants include Tim Gunn, Carla Hall, Marley Dias, and U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, with additional guests added throughout the summer. The story-times will feature books with diverse authors and characters, as well as bilingual readings.
To encourage engagement and a love of reading while many families are spending much of their time at home, the ongoing PBS KIDS Read-Along effort gives kids and parents a place to come together and read-along with fan-favorite books every Monday and Friday at 12 noon ET.
Each reading is livestreamed simultaneously on PBS KIDS’ Facebook and YouTube channel and remains available for viewing on demand on both platforms immediately following. Companion literacy resources for each Read-Along are available on pbskidsforparents.org. The full schedule is available here.
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