The Contra Costa County Library system is producing new episodes of its Online Storytime series on its YouTube channel. (Photo courtesy Contra Costa County Library)

The Contra Costa County Library has launched a new service to stream educational programs for families whose children are stuck at home during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The Online Storytime program features 10-minute videos of storytellers filmed at home reading books and singing songs. New videos debut at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday on the library’s Facebook page.

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There is also the library’s ongoing Video Storytime series, which just posted the first episode of its second season this week on the library’s YouTube page. The episodes include singing, rhymes and other activities.

The Contra Costa County Library website also has links to online resources such as eBooks, streaming movies, newspapers, magazines and tutoring.

Visit the library online for more information about its services, as well as how to sign up for an eCard to access them for those without a library card.

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