Virtual Community Bookshelf

Thank you to all who contributed to our Virtual Community Bookshelf!

We are so grateful to our wonderful volunteers who gave their time, creativity, and spirit to the digital readings on our Virtual Community Bookshelf! Due to publisher copyright restrictions, we can no longer accept readings for our Virtual Community Bookshelf.

About the Virtual Community Bookshelf

The Virtual Community Bookshelf is an online collection of virtual readings of children’s stories recorded by Pajama Program volunteers. During the height of the pandemic, this resource was accessible to the children under the care of our community partners through a password-protected web page.

In March 2020, we started broadcasting Virtual Storytime on our Facebook and Instagram pages to make comforting bedtime stories as accessible as possible to children grappling with uncertainty.

Virtual Community Bookshelf Sponsors

Past Special Guest Readings

Jah Shams reading Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library | Tamara Whatley reading The Giving Tree | Christine Petrini and Melissa Brun from Big Idea Committee reading I’m a Frog | Cherie Johnson reading Lil Cherie Dresses Herself | Angelique Bates reading I Am Enough | Mariam Vahradyan reading Llama Llama Rojo Pijama | Mondays with The Mets! A reading with Julianna and Donovan | The Target team reading Shake Them Bones | Trinitee Stokes reading Hair Love | Carla Hall reading Where the Wild Things Are | Roger Clark reading Who’s on First? | Melissa Joan Hart reading Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo! | Amy Davidson reading Llama Llama Time to Share | Bethany Joy Lenz reading Bad Case of the Stripes | Peta Murgatroyd reading Candace Center Stage | Kel Mitchell reading The Chocolate Babies in It’s Bedtime Now | Jeremy Hassell reading Giraffes Can’t Dance | Thane Maynard reading Fiona, It’s Bedtime to Fiona the Hippo! | Lane Lindell Conrad reading How Rocket Learned to Read | Jeremy Sisto reading Dr. Seuss’ The Sneetches | Genevieve Piturro reading Tigger Hates to Lose | Annet Mahendru reading Is Your Mama a Llama? | Stephen Sharer reading The Book with No Pictures | Cristian Allexis reading Mama Osa, Por Que Soy Diferente? | Meaghan Murphy reading Kitten’s First Full Moon