Online Storytime

Online Storytime

We've been recording our Storytime Sessions to share with you while our libraries are closed.  We have stories in English, Irish, Polish and Spanish.  Watch some of them here and we've included downloadable activities to go with some of the stories.  

Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle Thumb PlayStories and Songs with Mary  |  Superworm  Where are you, Puffling?El Flautista de Hamelín  |  Bran agus a Dhaideo  |  Lokomotywa  |  Tyrannosaurus Drip  |  Polish Poems  |  Tá Bran in ann Comhaireamh   


Conor's Cowboy Suit by Gillian Perdue - Storytime with Eve

This story is published by O'Brien Press.

Conor loves to dress up as a cowboy and one day he gets a present of a cowboy suit and decides to wear it to school....

Listen to the story and then you can download some activities provided by the publishers below to go along with the story. Enjoy.

Cowboy's Clothes
Conor's Dream
Conor's Cowboy Crunch

Am Scéalaíochta le Nóirín

Tá Nóirín ag léamh scéal faoi Bran darbh ainm "Tá Bran in ann Comhaireamh" le Eric Hill.  Foilsiú ag An Gúm. Bain taitneamh as!

Europe Day - Polish Poems with Lucja

Lucja is reading some Polish Poetry for Europe Day which was celebrated on 9th May 2020. The poems are from the book "Polscy poeci dzieciom" Illustrated by:Marcin Poludniak Published by: Zielona Sowa

The three poems read are written by Jan Brzechwa who is well known in Poland for having written a number of lyrical and amusing children's poems.

Entliczek pentliczek : Little worm is tired of eating apples and he goes to town for a steak...

Zaba - The poem Zaba (Frog) is about a frog that thinks it's sick so it goes to a doctor, and he tells the frog that it's too wet and tells it to get dry and keep away from water.

Kwoka - This is an educational poem about Hen who invites friends to teach them manners. But does she know how to behave?

Storytime in Spanish with Eve -  El Flautista de Hamelín

Eve from Dunboyne Library reads El Flautista de Hamelín in Spanish (The Pied Piper of Hamelin) as part of Europe Day 2020 celebrations. Disfrutéis!

If you're a Spanish Speaker then you can get free magazines and newspapers in Spanish with PressReader and RBdigital and your library card.   


Read Muy Interesante Junior Mexico on PressReader   Ser Padres        Mia                                                                                                            

Zwierzątko - Storytelling in Polish with Joanna - Piaskowy Wilk i ćwiczenia z myślenia

This is a story of young girl Karusia who dreams of having her own rabbit. On the beach outside her house she meets her friend Sand Wolf and they talk about living on a perfect planet where things are always nice and everybody can have a rabbit of their own. „Zwierzątko” is a chapter of „Piaskowy Wilk i ćwiczenia z myślenia”, Swedish book by Åsa Lind, translated to Polish by Agnieszka Stróżyk and illustrated by Kristina Digman. Published by Zakamarki in 2008. Published with premission of Zakamarki until 8th June 2020.

Storytime with Carmel - Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson

Join Carmel from Navan Library for a reading of Tyrannosaurus Drip. Written by Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by David Roberts and Published by MacMillan Children's Books.

Tyrannosaurus Drip is a brilliantly funny story all about celebrating difference, from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts – perfect for young dinosaur fans everywhere! Everyone knows that tyrannosauruses are big and scary, so when a placid duckbill dinosaur's egg ends up in the wrong nest, confusion is sure to ensue! When the baby dinosaur hatches out, he's so out of place that his grisly big sisters call him Tyrannosaurus Drip. Poor little Drip: all he wants is a quiet life munching on water weed . . .

Tyrannosaurus Drip Activities 

For fans of the story you can download the activities below from the publisher's website. 

Tyrannosaurus Drip Colouring Sheet
Cut out and Play Dinosaurs
Tyrannosaurs Drip Hunt the Egg Game

Storytime with Shauna - Where are you, Puffling? by Erika McGann and Gerry Daly (O'Brien Press)

Download these colouring pages from the illustrator, Gerry Daly's, website and read a great article for little ones all about Puffins in the National Geographic Kids magazine. With RBdigital you can borrow it for free with your library card.    


             Puffling Colouring PagesNational Geographic Kids

Lokomotywa - Czytanie z Lucja  :  Storytime in Polish with Lucja from Dunshaughlin Library

Locomotive Colouring Page
Download as pdf doument below
English Translation of Lokomotywa from
Read an English Translation of this famous Polish poem on
Train Colouring Page
Download as pdf doument below
Locomotive Colouring Pages

"Superworm" by Julia Donaldson 

Published by Scholastic.

Read by Shauna from Trim Library with some great help from her son Danny.

Download this Superworm  colouring sheet from the Scholastic website

Superworm - Colour Me In Worksheet from Scholastic


Storytime Songs with Mary from Ashbourne Library

Did you know that singing helps young children to develop early literacy skills? Songs and rhymes help children to break up the words into smaller parts or syllables and this is a skill that children will use when learning to read. Research shows that children who sing and recite nursery rhymes are more likely to be ready to read when they go to school. So keep the singing up and if you want to learn some new songs then why not try Super Simple Songs or borrow these audiobooks from BorrowBox to sing along to.

Songs for Preschoolers on BorrowBox

Bran agus a Dhaideo le Eric Hill (An Gúm)

Scéalaíocht le Nóirín ó Leabharlann Cill Dhéagláin.

If you like Spot then check out the Fun With Spot website for some games, colouring pages and baking recipes.


Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle Action Story

Join in with the actions for this story and help tell the tale of Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle. For ages 3- 6.


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