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GPLD CONNECTS

While we’re staying safe in our homes we look forward to seeing you online, where you can receive a variety of Library-approved services designed to educate, inform, entertain, and more! Going forward, we’ll offer an array of virtual events and services from storytimes to lectures to crafts and an in-depth look at the online resources we provide that include homework help, genealogy records, online language courses, job search assistance, and so much more. The GPLD Connects links will be available here.

GPLD CONNECTS STORYTIME

"My Birthday Cake"

Miss Sandy is going to read “My Birthday Cake,” and she has a fun activity, too! Check the comments for downloadable pages you can use for at-home fun.


"Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug"

Tiny T. Rex wants to help his friend feel better. But he has tiny arms, so a hug seems impossible. Enjoy listening to “Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug” by Jonathan Stutzman.


"Be Kind"

When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better, and asks: What does it mean to be kind? Enjoy listening to the story “Be Kind” by Pat Zietlow Miller.


"Too Many Toys"

In “Too Many Toys” by David Shannon let’s discover how Spencer figures out how to clean up his toy collection – which has grown far too large!


“Corduroy”

Have you ever dreamed of being locked in a department store at night? In the classic book “Corduroy” by Don Freeman, a teddy bear in search of a permanent home goes on an after-hours trip in his department store.


"Mac and Cheese"

Let's sit back and enjoy listening to author Sarah Weeks as she reads her book “Mac and Cheese,” about two cats — Mac, who likes everything, and Cheese, who likes nothing... except Mac!


“Little Critter - Just Saving My Money”

When Little Critter's skateboard breaks, he has learns to save his money for a new one in “Little Critter - Just Saving My Money” by Mercer Mayer.


“Thelma the Unicorn”

Let’s listen to author Aaron Blabey read his book “Thelma the Unicorn,” which is about learning to love who you are... even if you don't have sparkles.


“I Am The Flash”

When a lightning bolt hits the police lab, a new superhero emerges... the fastest man alive! Let’s listen to “I Am The Flash” by John Sazaklis.


“Little Critter - Grandma, Grandpa and Me”

Little Critter gets to go to visit his grandparents, and enter a pie in a contest! Enjoy this read-aloud of “Little Critter - Grandma, Grandpa and Me” by Mercer Mayer.


"I Am Wonder Woman"

Enjoy this origin story of a superhero favorite as we listen to “I Am Wonder Woman” by Erin K. Stein.


“Goldilocks and the Three Bears”

Miss Sarah has a fun story for us today. She’ll use puppets to tell the tale of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” We hope you can join us!


“Curious George Makes Pancakes”

When the chef at the fundraiser can't keep up with the line for pancakes, George takes charge... and that's where things get interesting! Let’s enjoy listening to “Curious George Makes Pancakes.”


"By the Light of the Moon"

Join us as Miss Sandy reads "By the Light of the Moon," a lovely tale about forest creatures getting ready for bed.


"Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes"

Pete the Cat and his friend duck have made 10 cupcakes. But they are disappearing! Who could be eating them? Join us for storytime to find out!


"Yawn"

We hope you can join us - Miss Sandy has a fun story to share!


"Fox the Tiger"

Let’s enjoy a read-aloud of “Fox The Tiger” by Corey R. Tabor. Fox, Turtle and Rabbit have fun pretending. But it's always good to be yourself!


“The Adventures of Andy Ant: Lawn Mower on the Loose”

Joey has a rather odd best friend... he's an ant! In this story, “The Adventures of Andy Ant: Lawn Mower on the Loose” by Gerald D. O'Nan, they both learn about responsibility and doing the right thing.


"I Can Read With My Eyes Shut"

We'll listen to a fun story by Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut,” that’s about reading and learning!


“The Pied Piper of Hamelin”

Enjoy listening to “The Pied Piper of Hamelin,” a story about a piper who offers to help a city get rid of its rats.


"Dinosaur's Binket"

Miss Sandy and her friends are back with a new story for us! Let’s get comfy with our favorite blanket and enjoy “Dinosaur’s Binket” by Sandra Boynton.


"The Bunny Book"

What do you want to be when you grow up? What do you think you will be? Baby bunny knows what he wants to be! Enjoy listening to “The Bunny Book” by Patricia Scarry.


"Hey! Wake Up!"

Let's start our week with Miss Sandy, who has the perfect story for us: “Hey! Wake Up!” By Sandra Boynton.


“The Very Lonely Firefly”

This Eric Carle Storytime features “The Very Lonely Firefly,” a book about a firefly in search of friends who also light up the night!


“Duck in the Truck”

Let’s sit back and listen to “Duck in the Truck” by Jez Alborough.


Birthday Story!

Miss Ginny has a fun story about birthdays! That’s something we all share. Please join us!


"Where's That Cat?"

Will Neo ever find her Cat? Let's listen to “Where’s That Cat?” and find out.


"Rip Van Winkle"

We’ll listen to a retelling of the classic tale, “Rip Van Winkle,” adapted for kids.


“Pajama Time”

Miss Sandy is going to read “Pajama Time” by Sandra Boynton. You may need an encore performance before bedtime tonight!


“Little Cloud”

Let’s listen to “Little Cloud” by Eric Carle, a book about a cloud who loves to daydream, make-believe, and clown around!


“Escargot”

Join us to sing songs and enjoy the story “Escargot” by Dashka Slater.


“Fiddler, From the Land of Barely There”

We’ll listen to “Fiddler, From the Land of Barely There” by Stephen Cosgrove.


“Is This The House of Mistress Mouse?”

We’ll listen to “Is This The House of Mistress Mouse?” by Richard Scarry.


“Birthday Monsters!”

Let’s join Miss Sandy to listen to “Birthday Monsters!” by Sandra Boynton.


"The Gunniwolf Story"

Join Miss Sarah for The Gunniwolf Story!


“Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me”

Let’s enjoy listening to “Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me” by Eric Carle, a magical book full of surprises!


“The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Dinosaur Bone”

Settle in and listen to “The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Dinosaur Bone.”


The Story of Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle

Let’s join Miss Sarah for the story of Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle. Get your thumbs ready!


“Dinosaur vs. the Potty”

Join us as Miss Kathryn reads “Dinosaur vs. the Potty” by Bob Shea.


“Roosters Off to See the World”

Join us as Miss Sarah reads “Roosters Off to See the World,” by Eric Carle.


“Word on Birds”

Enjoy a “Word on Birds” read-aloud and activity with author Kelly Polark.


“Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia”

We’ll get comfortable while listening to “Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia” by Peggy Parish.


“Ready, Set, Sail”

Sit back and listen to “Ready, Set, Sail,” by author Meg Fleming.


“Dragons Love Tacos?”

Did you know “Dragons Love Tacos?” Enjoy listening to this book by Adam Rubin.


“Horns to Toes and In Between”

Join us to hear Miss Sandy read “Horns to Toes and In Between” by Sandra Boynton.


“15 Animals”

Let’s gather around as Miss Kathryn reads “15 Animals” by Sandra Boynton.


“The Poky Little Puppy”

Let’s enjoy listening to “The Poky Little Puppy” by Jannette Sebring Lowrey (read by Will Sarris).


“Three Billy Goats Gruff”

Miss Ginny needs your help to tell a story. Please join us to participate in the tale “Three Billy Goats Gruff.”


“Love, Sophia on the Moon”

Enjoy listening to “Love, Sophia on the Moon” read by the author Anica Mrose Rissi.


“Olivia”

Olivia loves to dress up, sing, dance, and even paint – let’s enjoy the story “Olivia” by Ian Falconer.


“Chicks and Salsa”

Gather round to listen as Miss Ginny reads “Chicks and Salsa.”


“Rita and Ralph's Rotten Day”

Let’s listen to “Rita and Ralph's Rotten Day” by Carmen Agra Deedy. Courtesy of Scholastic.


“The Bold Brave Bunny”

Let’s listen to Beth Ferry read “The Bold Brave Bunny.”


“Explorers of the Wild”

We’ll join Emily Arrow to sing along to some Disney songs from “The Lion King” and read “Explorers of the Wild” by Cale Atkinson.


"Gator, Gator, Gator!"

There’s an alligator search in the swamp – what else will we see? We’ll join HarperKids to find out more as we enjoy listening to "Gator, Gator, Gator!" by Daniel Bernstrom.


"Waiting"

Let’s join New York Times-bestselling author/illustrator Kevin Henkes as he reads and draws from his book “Waiting,” featuring a cast of toys waiting for something special to happen outside their window.


"Bark, George"

Let’s join an interactive storytime for the book “Bark, George” by Jules Feiffer!


"The Very Hungry Caterpillar"

Good morning! Let’s start our day by listening to “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle.


"My Good Morning"

Good morning – it’s a great time to join author Kim Crockett-Corson as she reads aloud from her book, “My Good Morning.”


"Mostly Monsterly"

Let’s enjoy a readalong, monster drawing, and more with author Tammi Sauer, who will read her book “Mostly Monsterly” (with permission from Simon & Schuster).


"Moo, Baa, La, La, La"

Join us to listen as Miss Sandy, and a few of her friends, read “Moo, Baa, La, La, La” by Sandra Boyton.


"Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs"

Good morning! Let’s start the week by listening to our Miss Kathryn read "Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs" by Sandra Boynton.


"Creepy Carrots"

Let’s tune in to The Aaron Reynolds Stay-At-Home Show, where Aaron will read his book “Creepy Carrots” and keeps us entertained.


"Fox in Socks"

Time for fun: let’s listen to the tongue-twisting fun of “Fox in Socks” by Dr. Seuss (read by Will Sarris). Want more? Listen to a rap version by Wes Tank!


"The Zoo Box"

Watch and listen as Aron Nels Steinke reads the award-winning children’s book “The Zoo Box” that he co-authored.


"A Soup Opera"

Have you ever been part of a Soup Opera? Now’s your chance; join Jim Gill to read-along and sing-along to his book "A Soup Opera."


"Plant the Tiny Seed"

Good morning! Join us as author Christie Matheson reads from her interactive picture book, “Plant the Tiny Seed.”


“I’ll Love You Til the Cows Come Home”

Good morning! Have a seat and enjoy listening to “I’ll Love You Til the Cows Come Home” by Kathryn Cristaldi.


"A Parade of Elephants"

Find out where the elephants are going as Caldecott Medalist and New York Times-bestselling author/illustrator Kevin Henkes reads and draws from his children’s book “A Parade of Elephants.” Join us as five colorful elephants march up and down, over and under, through and around!


“Blue Hat, Green Hat (the Oops Book)”

Join us as Miss Kathryn reads “Blue Hat, Green Hat (the Oops Book)” by Sandra Boynton.


"The Someone New"

Bestselling author Jill Twiss reads from her picture book, The Someone New, illustrated by EG Keller. Jitterbug the chipmunk and her friends wonder... is kindness stronger than fear?


"Clark the Shark - Too Many Treats"

Good morning! Let’s relax and enjoy “Clark the Shark - Too Many Treats” by Bruce Hale.


"A Little Oven"

Good morning! Join us to listen to “A Little Oven" by Eleanor Estes (Read by Will Sarris).


"The Little Engine That Could"

Need a good bedtime story? Let Dolly Parton bring your day to a close with "The Little Engine That Could." Sweet dreams!


"The King of Kindergarten"

We’ll get comfortable and listen to “The King of Kindergarten” read by author by Derrick Barnes.


"Pearl"

Good morning! Let’s gather and enjoy the mermaid tale “Pearl” by Molly Idle.


"Nicole The Surf is My Turf"

Join Atlantic White Shark Conservancy to listen to “Nicole The Surf Is My Turf,” followed by a sing-a-long!


"Where Are My Books?"

Debbie Ridpath Ohi reads “Where Are My Books?” courtesy of Simon & Schuster. She’ll also show us how to draw squirrels, and perform some music!


"When My Brother Gets Home"

Welcome! Harvey's Tales bookstore and Houghton Mifflin Publishers present local author Tom Lichtenheld reading from his new book "When My Brother Gets Home."


"Pirates Don't Change Diapers"

Good morning! Start your day with a read-aloud from children's author Melinda Long, who is reading from her award-winning book, "Pirates Don't Change Diapers." Thanks to publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for this storytime opportunity!


"How I Became a Pirate"

Enjoy a read-aloud with children's author Melinda Long, who is reading from her award-winning book, "How I Became a Pirate." Thanks to publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for this storytime opportunity!