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Olaf From 'Frozen' Will Read To Your Kids -- Virtually

Your public library is closed, but you don't have to miss out on storytime. (Mariana Dale/LAist )
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In the words of Frozen 2 -- cuddle close, scooch in, it’s storytime.

Well, virtual storytime (Los Angeles public libraries are closed through the end of the month).

Over the weekend, several notable names announced they would livestream themselves reading their favorite children’s books to families hunkered down inside.

“I just want to thank everyone who is in self-isolation right now, I know it’s hard not to be out there socializing with everybody, trust me I want to be out there too,” said Josh Gad, the voice of Frozen’s Olaf, before cracking open Shel Silverstein’s "The Giving Tree."

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“I have a lot of feels for this book and I’m going to try to get through without tearing up,” Gad said. “I can’t promise that that’s going to happen, which is why I stopped reading it to my kids a long time ago.”

“Kids listen to your parents. Parents, listen to your doctors. Doctors, listen to your officials, most of them,” Gad said as he signed off. “Everybody be healthy, be safe. Watch a lot of TV.”

Authors Oliver Jeffersand Mac Barnett will also be holding daily readings of books at 11 a.m. and noon Pacific Time every day on Instagram.

Can't participate at those hours? The Los Angeles Public Library has compiled a playlist of previously recorded storytimes on YouTube that you access anytime.


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