National Library Week 2020 Activities


Celebrate National Library Week
while maintaining social distancing!

Virtual Storytime for Children

We are looking forward to the day we can reopen, but in the meantime,
here are links to our virtual StoryTime.
Our beloved local authors will bring their stories right to your home.

Jennifer Hansen Rolli reads her three books, with corresponding coloring pages and educational materials.
“Claudia & Moth”
“Just For Me”
“Just One More”
Educational materials/printables

Katey Howes reads aloud and includes a series of maker challenge videos for our young readers.
“Be A Maker”
She will be posting readings of two other stories to this channel shortly.

Author Interviews

Adults may enjoy in-depth interviews with some of their favorite authors.  The following are links through the Library of Congress website.  They include interviews taped during the National Book Festivals held in the past several years.

Patrons of Newtown Library Company are especially fond of these authors and may find the following interviews a nice change of pace.

Louise Penny discusses her beloved character Chief Inspector Gamache.
David McCullough discusses “The Pioneers”.
Diane Gabaldon (author of Outlander series)
Michael Beschloss discusses “Presidents Of War.”
Douglas Brinkley discusses “American Moonshot.”
Ruth Bader Ginsberg discusses “My Own Words.”
Doris Kearns Goodwin on four Presidents  in “Leadership …”

We hope to see you soon!