In late 2017, I started doing a program called “Musical Storytime” at the Livingston Public Library. It’s a half-hour program where I sing songs and read music-themed books for young children.
Due to the pandemic, our library is closed indefinitely, but we’re still hard at work serving our patrons through the internet. I’ve been recording video installments of “Musical Storytime” and posting them to our library’s YouTube channel (which has scores of great videos for viewers of all ages). Here’s a playlist of the 11 videos I’ve done so far, with more still to come (perhaps even after the pandemic dies down).
“Music Is…” (reading of the book written by Brandon Stosuy, and illustrated by Amy Martin, showing the many qualities music can have, with a soundtrack featuring Bach, Bjork, Zeppelin, Queen, and much more)
“We Are Music” (another book written by Brandon Stosuy, illustrated by Nick Radford, teaching the evolution of musical genres across human existence, with a soundtrack featuring Little Richard, the Ramones, Beyonce, and much more)