Digital Storytime | Welcome to the Library


Global pandemic got your library shuttered? This digital storytime works for face to face and distance learning! 26-slide PowerPoint and Google Slides walk you right through the year’s first storytime library lesson. Doubles as a digital bulletin board.

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This presentation will save you so much time! I designed it specifically for new elementary librarians, especially those who are on the Specials rotation and/or are simply busy parents who just do not have time to create detailed storytime lessons.

The slides walk you right through a storytime! You will need a TV or monitor in your story area. Move through the storytime songs, sign language word of the day, common library objects, and storytime behavior expectations.

If your school needs to go digital this year, this lesson is all ready to go on Google™ Slides! All you need to provide is the story you will read aloud.

Needed to open and edit: PowerPoint OR Google™ Slides; PDF reader

Recommended for: School libraries serving Grades K-2


  • 26-slide PPT and Google Slides presentation
  • List of recommended Back-to-School read-alouds (1-page PDF; 5 titles per grade for K-2)
  • Detailed explanation of how I have used themed storytime lessons like this one on the “Specials” rotation (10 pages, PDF)
  • Google Classroom Basics and instructions on how to set up PPT slide timings for digital bulletin boards (6 pages; PDF)

About the PowerPoint:

  • Includes 26 PPT slides + Google™ Slides version
  • The first 2 slides are directions for teachers and should be deleted.
  • Slides 3-12 are for your first storytime lesson.
  • Slide 13 is a transition slide.
  • Slides 14-26 can be integrated into storytime, or you can set PowerPoint timers to scroll them during checkout.
  • Most text is editable in PPT and Google™ Drive. Images and headers have been flattened.
  • All slides are in 11″ X 8.5″ letter-size, which allows for easy printing.

Storytime slides include:

  • 10 slides walk you through the “Welcome to the Library” storytime lesson
  • Theme song
  • Sign language — “Library”
  • What is the library for?
  • What objects are in our library?
  • What should story time look like? What should our hands, eyes, feet, mouths be doing during the story?
  • Storytime! What will we read today? (you choose any back-to-school read-aloud)

Digital Bulletin Board slides include:

  • 13 slides can be integrated into storytime or scrolled during checkout or library activities
  • 5 slides are picture book recommendations for Back to School
  • Word of the Week
  • Staff Spotlight — Principal
  • “Did You Know” fun facts about libraries and learning

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Purchase this product now and earn 5 Points!
20% off $100 purchase