By Duane Herendeen
WARSAW — People may enjoy stories read by young people around the world through the Warsaw Community Public Library’s social media accounts.
These videos are on the library’s Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram accounts and can be watched anytime. We’ve been honored to receive videos from young people who live in Australia, Japan, Canada, and all over the United States who took time out of their schedules to help us reach our library families who might not be able to come into the library right now.
It’s quite an honor to have young people such as Kynan Yosh, from Tokyo, Japan, who sent us a read-aloud of a favorite pirate picture book. Topher Jones, a young man from Boise, Idaho, who started the Lonesome Larry Project, a salmon conservation movement, not only shared a favorite book from his past, but also had his brother and sister join in the fun. There’s Brendan Clelland, a Disney Channel actor, who wanted to share how fun and important it is to read and visit your local library, and the Clements family, two brothers and a sister, who each recorded a charming story time with those wonderful Australian accents.
If you have a young person at home who would like to participate, contact children’s services and let them know you have a library star in your house! If you want to get a little credit for listening to these stories, sign up for the Winter Reading program going on now through Feb. 27. Children, teens and adults can all register online and print log sheets or bingo cards. People also may call us, and we will include the required paperwork in your next curbside order.
Contact us at [email protected] or 574-267-6011, option 4, for curbside questions and orders or visit our website www.warsawlibrary.org for more information.