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Welcome to the Library Digital Storytime Lesson


Grade Levels:
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade

Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
1 class period (about 40 minutes)

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Welcome your students to the school library with these editable, DIGITAL library lessons for kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade classes.

This digital storytime works for face-to-face and distance learning! This 29-slide presentation walks you right through the year’s first library lesson for lower-elementary students. Doubles as a digital bulletin board.

Needed to open and editGoogle Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint; ability to open PDF documents

This lesson is completely editable in Google Slides and PowerPoint, and includes:

  • 29-slide lesson presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint + Google Slides
    • Most text is editable; images and heading text are not editable. You choose which slides you want to use.
    • 10 slides are for the read-aloud and/or guided lesson that walks you through the “Welcome to the Library” storytime lesson.
    • 18 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides that are great for extending lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
  • List of recommended back-to-school read-alouds (1 page, PDF)
    • 5 titles each for kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade
    • All 15 recommended books in the presentation are also listed on a separate “Recommended Reads” list. 
  • Detailed prep instructions and lesson plan of how I have used themed library lessons like this one for story time on the “Specials” rotation. (10 pages, PDF)
  • Google Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PowerPoint slide timings for digital bulletin boards (2 pages, PDF)

10 Library Lesson Slides include:

  • Theme song
  • Sign language slide and how-to sign link (“library”)
  • Guided discussion of the 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 book to read aloud.)
  • Every slide in the presentation is illustrated with brightly-colored, high-resolution clipart and photos.

18 Optional Storytime or Digital Bulletin Board Slides include:

  • 5 booktalks; all are picture book recommendations for Back to School
  • Word of the Week
  • “Principal” Staff Spotlight
  • “Did You Know” fun facts about libraries and learning

IMPORTANT! Due to copyright law, read-aloud videos of the back-to-school picture books are NOT included.  You will have to record yourself reading the book, or do a live stream of the read-aloud for students to access the book.  If your library owns the interactive ebook that has audio read-aloud, you could also share how to read or access it through your online catalog or ebook management platform.

Standards Addressed:

AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text. 

  • Inquire –  A.2. – C1. – D.1. – D.3.
  • Collaborate – A.2. – D.1.
  • Explore – A.1.

Common Core English Language Arts Standards – 
© Copyright 2010 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.10.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.10.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.1. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.10.

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
© Copyright 2019 Texas Education Agency. 

  • TEKS LA.K.5.B.
  • TEKS LA.K.6.F.
  • TEKS.LA.1.6.
  • TEKS.LA.2.6.

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