Mazza Museum presents “virtual storytime” for kids and parents

Gather around, kids! Once upon a time… the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum is helping parents and their children by hosting “virtual storytime” on Tuesdays and Thursdays during this time.

The Mazza staff are recording videos of themselves reading stories such as Heartland by Diane Siebert and Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey and Tom Lichtenfeld. The videos will then be broadcast at 8am and 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

In a press release, the museum staff noted that the morning reading will be an upbeat tale to help start the day off with a smile, while the evening story will help listeners wind down at the end of the day.

“We would like to share just a bit of our collection through these stories at a time when they are needed most,” said Benjamin Sapp, the director of the museum.

The Mazza Museum is the world’s largest museum dedicated to the illustrations in children’s picture books. It first opened its doors in 1982.

The museum announced it would temporarily lose as of March 13 and will remain closed through April 14.

To take part in this delightful virtual storytime, visit the Mazza Museum’s official webpage at A complete archive of all stories read will be available on the site as well.