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Welcome to the Library Digital Storytime Lesson


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

Yes, the Google Slides and PowerPoint included in this product are editable.

Teaching Duration:
about 4 weeks

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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.

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.

These lessons are designed for distance learning, in-person, or a blend of both. The 26 PowerPoint and Google Slides can be used for face to face or distance learning. Slides include: book talks, fun facts, vocabulary, discussions, and more.

This 26-slide lesson is completely editable in Google Slides and PowerPoint, and includes:

  • 26-slide PPT + Google Slides (most text is editable)
  • List of recommended back to school read-alouds (1 page PDF; 5 titles per grade for K-2)
  • Detailed explanation of how Mrs. ReaderPants has used themed storytime lessons like these 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)

Optional Storytime or 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

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 –  C.1. – D.1. – D.2. -D.3. – D.4.

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.

Terms of Use
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