Music, stories, & puppets weave a magic spell on My Storytime Place.
Children’s librarian Donna Reagan and children’s entertainer Rachel Sumner have joined forces to produce a television show for young children called My Storytime Place. Donna works at the Bellevue Public Library in Nashville, Tennessee, and is well-known for her interactive story hours for young children.
The show airs on iQtv Education, Access Nashville, and on the Music City Arts Channels in 19 counties across middle Tennessee. See the schedule of times. You can also view it on demand. Just go to the NECAT Network site, click on "view schedule," and search for My Storytime Place.
My Storytime Place features children’s entertainers, educators, and librarians from Nashville Tennessee who strive to encourage the development of language, literacy, and creativity in young children. The show features books, music, puppetry, and finger fingerplays. Target audience: preschool-second grade
Some of the performers, educators, librarians, songwriters, poets, and puppeteers who are featured on My Storytime Place include Kathleen Lynam, Mary Lafleur, Angel Pontier, Catherine Mai Holder, Rachel Sumner, Ginger Sands, Emily Green-Cain, Andrew Thompson, Dee Kimbrell and more! Learn more about some of them below.
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Kathleen Lynam - Puppeteer, Poet, Songwriter, Teaching Artist
Ginger Sands - Storyteller, Musician, Recording Artist
Emily Green-Cain - Nashville Public Library's Foundation Bringing Books to Life, Storyteller, Singer, Musician, Actor
Andrew Thompson - Inglewood Public Library Children’s Librarian, Storyteller, Actor
Angel Pontier Musician, Producer, Sound Engineer
Angel also owns the rights to the poetry and music Mary Lafleur. Her material for children including the theme song for the show "Come On In" is used My Storytime Place.
Animation by Brian Hull and Galen Fott.
My Storytime Place also has a cast of six young local actors ages 8-12 who appear on the show during the music videos.
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My Storytime Place airs on three channels for a total of 34 times every week. You can also view it on demand. Go to the NECAT Network site, click on "view schedule," and search for My Storytime Place.
Music City Arts
Comcast Channel 9, AT&T Channel 99
Saturday and Sunday 6:00 p.m.
Monday 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 p.m.
Friday 2:30 p.m.
Education Channel iQtv
Comcast Channel 10, AT&T Channel 99
Sunday 1:00 a.m. / 1:00 p.m.
Monday 8:00 a.m. / 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1:00 a.m. / 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday 3:00 a.m./ 3:00 p.m.
Thursday 12:30 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. (We are trying to move it to 1:00 a.m./1:00 p.m.)
Friday 3:00 a.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. / 9:30 p.m.
Comcast Channel 19 and AT&T Channel 99
Monday-Wednesday, and Saturday 7:00 a.m.
Sunday 6:30 a.m.
Sunday 10:30 p.m.
Monday 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday 2:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m.
Friday 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 4:00 a.m.
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