Sometimes, you need a trip to Sesame Street.
Maybe your toddler needs a distraction during a long car ride or a way to wind down after a busy day. (Maybe they’re melting down in the middle of the food court, and an Elmo fix is the quickest way to calm them. We’re not judging, parents. We’ve been there.)
Fortunately, we live in a time of miracles and wonders, and you can now take Sesame Street with you anywhere.
Whatever device you’re using to read this can also be used to bring Big Bird, Abby, Grover and more to your kids.
You can share dozens of Sesame Street videos and ebooks using Hoopla (which is free with your library card.)
Hoopla also has 24 full episodes of Sesame Street that you can watch with your kids: Help Telly teach Jack how to grow his beanstalk; see the entire street battle an epidemic of Mine-itis; attend Abby Cadabby’s first-ever sleepover; or enjoy Big Bird and Snuffy’s talent show.
Summon an hour of fun and education for you child for free with a few clicks on your keyboard (or phone.)
And if your child loves the music from Sesame Street, you can stream or even download their favorites from Freegal. Once again, it’s all free with your library card.
Listen to timeless tunes like “Bein’ Green,” “Put Down the Duckie,” and “I Love Trash” or dig into deeper cuts from the likes of Elmo, Big Bird, Oscar, or even Bob. (Your playlist is incomplete until you add Bob singing “Sir Duke.”)
For a personal favorite, check out “Me Lost Cookie at the Disco.” It’s Cookie Monster’s Isaac Hayes-influenced ode to a lost snack.
So now you know how to get to Sesame Street from anywhere, and it’s a free trip with your Mentor Public Library card.