Reading Is Instrumental

Reading Is Instrumental

Virtual Storytime

Join the virtual family fun with Reading Is Instrumental, a weekly musical storytime produced by the Berkeley Public Library Foundation and the Berkeley Symphony. Each episode features a Bay Area celebrity reading a beloved children’s book with music by members of the Berkeley Symphony. Listeners of all ages will be sure to enjoy this uplifting virtual program.

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All-Star Lineup

Join us for comedian/actor Andy Samberg reading his longtime pal Jorma Taccone’s new book, Little Fox and the Wild Imagination and Thacher Hurd reading his award-winning book, Mama Don’t Allow, about a swamp band and alligators who love the saxophone. Berkeley Symphony artistic director René Mandel works closely with each all-star reader for every episode of Reading Is Instrumental to choose the pieces of music and instrument(s) to best complement the story and enhance the storytime experience. Guest readers include: Rita Moreno, Gasia Mikaelian, Tanya Holland, W. Kamau Bell, Kate Schatz and more!