This is part two of my tribute to Sesame Street on its 40th Anniversary.
Sesame Street is an educational program for preschoolers with one goal to help children begin to learn to read. As a result they’ve been a boon to my profession with sketches that make the library look like a fun place.
Of course, even as Grover extols the virtues of the library, they can’t resist the stereotype of librarians as overbearing shushers:
The exasperation of this librarian is more understandable as Cookie Monster continually asks for things that are not available at the library. Some library 2.0 types will probably ask themselves “why doesn’t the library have cookies?”:
The whole cast of Sesame Street comes together at the library for an elaborate light opera:
If Gilbert & Sullivan isn’t your thing, you can also rock out in the library:
I know that some readers are probably annoyed about all the book focus in these clips. Here, Elmo discovers that computers are in the library in your neighborhood:
- Library of Congress Blog: Sesame? Sweet!
- The Daily Beast: “A” is for Anniversary: Sesame Street Turns 40: 25 Classic Moments