Storytimes, Read Alouds and Read Alongs

The New York Public Library offers e-Books in read-aloud and read-along formats for children through our databases. Also be sure to explore the read alouds from other organizations as well as the library’s suggested book lists for kids and teens.


Available with a Library Card

Hundreds of BrainPOP videos explain a wide variety of concepts in Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Art & Music, Health and Technology. (Grades K-8)

Pairs fiction videos with a read-along feature and nonfiction read alouds. (Grades Pre-K–3)

TumbleBooks Library
E-books available as Read-alongs for Early Readers, Chapter Books, Children’s Classics, and Advanced Readers. (Grades K–6)

Read-alouds available for math e-books. (Grades K–6)


Available Without a Library Card

Online Storytime
Enjoy weekday storytimes brought directly to you by our expert children's librarians as they read beloved books, sing songs, and share early literacy tips.

NYPL's At Home Storytime Guides! Everything You Need to Get Started
Our At Home Storytime guides allow you to conduct your own storytime from home! We know that families may have limited access to materials, which is why these guides are adaptable, and designed to meet you and your family right where you are.

Storyline Online
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors, including Viola Davis, Chris Pine, James Earl Jones, and more, reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Available 24 hours a day and also includes teachers’ guides with suggested activities.

Reading is Fundamental Read-Aloud Videos
More than 200 animated read-alouds (Pre-K to 6th Grade) from a trusted online hub for literacy and reading that also features many lesson plans, activities, and printable materials.

Scholastic Storybook Treasures
A collection of popular stories published by Scholastic that are brought to life through animation. Extensive collections available also in Spanish and Mandarin.

Brightly Storytime
From Penguin Random House, engaging picture book read-alouds for growing readers!