Cooped Up Inside With Kids? YouTube Channel Has Actors Reading Children's Books

Mike Sugerman
May 10, 2020 - 6:18 pm

StorylineOnline/YouTube/SAG-AFTRA Foundation


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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – A YouTube channel features people reading books to kids—but not just anybody.

It's famous actors, many of them New York–based, and all members of the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation created the channel, called StorylineOnline.

It’s become really popular during the coronavirus pandemic since kids and parents are stuck inside all day. It’s pretty nice for mom and dad be able to turn on the computer and let Betty White take over babysitting for a while.

The video channel features 59 videos of books being read by some of the best storytellers alive, said Rebecca Damon, vice president of SAG-AFTRA.

Damon said it’s “a way for actors to give back by supporting children’s literacy.”

 “StorylineOnline has really been a labor of love,” she said.

“You know they take their kids to the movies and they see Chris Pine. They just blurt out, ‘He read Clark the Shark!’ in the movie theater,” Damon said.

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