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Mindful Moment with Mike: Reading at Home

Posted at 8:05 AM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 08:52:43-04

TULSA — With so many people working from home, 2 Works for You's Mike Brooks found a group going the extra mile to keep kids in books!

Librarians with the Tulsa City County Library are doing all they can to keep kids reading while they're at home during this pandemic.

So they've started offering something new on their Facebook page.

"Our story times are built into what we call the little reader, which has different elements: talk, singing, reading, writing, and playing. So it's more than just someone reading a book," says Kiley Roberson, the Chief Strategy Officer at Tulsa City County Library. "And I know some of the ones currently out there, we may have done at some of our smaller branches. Some of those librarians, especially in cities like Glenpool or Broken Arrow, they're like the eldest of the community at their library and they have followings, so they've been posting them on those pages as well, and our main page has been sharing them"

Roberson added, "We're also doing something new, we're going to be partnering with RSU TV to broadcast a weekly story time hour there as well. So, if they don't have access to internet, or don't have computers or tablets at home, they can watch the story time on television too. That'll be on Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m...So, it's actually a two hour segment block"

The virtual storytelling begins Tuesday, April 7 and will happen every Tuesday after that at 10:30 a.m..

Kids can log on to the library's Facebook page or YouTube channel, and enjoy story time just like if they were actually at the library.

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