Social Distancing Activities

Keeping our social distance has its challenges! Happily, librarians and authors all over the country are stepping up with ideas and activities. Here you will find links to authors reading books aloud, drawing and writing ideas and challenges, online learning opportunities, and more! And don’t forget–if you can drive by the Truro Library, Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and want materials from our collection, we will provide available items to you. Just call us at 508-487-1125!

Top Pick:
Kate Messner’s Read, Wonder, and Learn Page

Other Fun Pages to Visit:
Grace Lin:
•  Ask an Author podcasts; kids can submit book reviews, poems, short stories, or jokes to be featured during podcasts.
•  Ms. Lin’s personal YouTube channel features readings from her books—including Mulan: Before the Sword and When the Sea Turned to Silver—and some drawing demos.

Jarrett J. Krosoczka, creator of the graphic novel Hey Kiddo among other titles, wants to help. “Every weekday at 2pm ET for at least the next few weeks, I’ll host free webcasts for you and your kiddos.

Mo Willems, who gave permission for noncommercial use of reading his books, offers daily doodles at 1 p.m. ET through the Kennedy Center, where he is artist-in-residence. He shares a mini drawing workshop, and promises to show kids a little bit about his studio, too.

Check out #QuarantRead (twitter) if you’d like to see shares of what others are reading, or want to ask Laura Halse Anderson a question about any of her books!

Keep posted….More to come!


All Library Programs Suspended through April. Please revisit our website for updates!