From Home

MGOL From Home

To avoid coming in contact with or spreading COVID-19 germs while continuing to provide MGOL sessions to their weekly participants, facilitators found creative ways to present MGOL from home.

These virtual programs were presented at the beginning of the pandemic, when libraries were closed to the public as well as to the librarians.

The first programs took place from homes, backyards, parks, and even from a camper! Users of this website were able to join some of these at-home versions of MGOL by clicking on the links below; at one point, there were 349 at home programs available for viewing!

By mid 2021, libraries began removing their at home videos from YouTube or restricting access to these recorded programs. In those cases,  the name of the library / library system remains, but all links have been removed and it is labelled "No longer available for viewing."

States with Virtual MGOL Programs From Home

If you would like to submit your MGOL program to be added to the list, email If you would like to bring MGOL to your local library, email


Faulkner County Library ǀ Ms. Mary

Miss Ellen from the West Hartford Public Library sits on a glider outside her home and uses that as a flannel board by putting a felt bird on it.


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 Alameda Free Library ǀ Ms. Eva

Wilton Public Library ǀ Mrs. Keogh



Queen Anne’s County Library ǀ Ms. Jenny at the Centerville Branch

Sprocket ǀ Jeff “Cork” Hardin in Baltimore


Cedar Rapids Public Library ǀ Tara

Cedar Rapids Public Library ǀ Molly

Cedar Rapids Public Library ǀ Jolene

Lake County Public Library ǀ Miss Alissa, Miss Brittany, Miss Liz, Miss Carla, Miss Melissa

  • MGOL sessions were recorded from April, 2000 on a regular basis, but are no longer available for viewing.

Otterbein Public Library ǀ Miss Addie

Vigo County Public Library ǀ Dora Garraton

Cork Hardin presenting a virtual MGOL from his home


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Flint Memorial Library ǀ Danielle Masterson

Two librarians From the JV Fletcher Library in Westford, MA present MGOl from their library during COVID

Harvard Public Library ǀ Abby Kingsbury


Plymouth Public Library ǀ Miss Madde

Pollard Memorial Library ǀ Miss Molly

Public Library of Brookline ǀ Julie Kellndorfer

Miss Mollie from the Pollard Memorial Library uses a cookie sheet to tell stories virtually

West Falmouth Library ǀ Miss Angie


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Detroit Public Library ǀ Crystal Jolly

Harrison Township Public Library ǀ Julie Dries

Sharei Zedek Gan ǀ Deborah Margolis

New Hampshire

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Dover Public Library ǀ Miss Jojo

Gilford Public Library ǀ Miss Maria

Kimball Library ǀ Miss Kathy

Sandown Public Library ǀ Ms. Adrian

New Mexico

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Carlsbad Public Library ǀ Mrs. Neiman


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Bernville Area Community Library ǀ CAMPERVAN! With Miss. Debe

Degestein Community Library ǀ Ms. Melissa

Degestein Community Library ǀ Ms. Sarah

Grove Family Library ǀ Ms. Melanie

Pen Hills Library ǀ Tina

Snyder County Library ǀ OUTSIDE! With Miss Lubow

Wyomissing Public Library ǀ Ms. Kris


Fairfax County Public Library ǀ Ms. Jane & Ms. Liz


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Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library ǀ Miss Anne