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Dayton Metro Library Sponsors ThinkTV PBS Primetime Special “Sesame Street: Elmo’s Virtual Playdate”

Offers Families Connection in Challenging Times

Dayton Metro Library is pleased to sponsor the PBS Kids special, “Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate,” airing Tuesday, April 14, at 7:00 p.m. on ThinkTV, Dayton’s PBS station. The program will be rebroadcast multiple times this month.

Elmo LiveCelebrity guests Anne Hathaway, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Tracee Ellis Ross join Elmo and friends for the half-hour virtual playdate. Kids will love getting a visit from their Sesame Street friends, and caregivers will appreciate how the program models playful learning opportunities they can use at home.

The half-hour special follows beloved characters Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and a few of their famous friends as they find new ways to play and learn together. Celebrating everyone from the EMTs, doctors, and other everyday heroes who are helping families through the health crisis, as well as the simple pleasures of baking cookies at home, the playdate takes the form of a cozy video conference that will feel very familiar to today’s viewers.

Steve Youngwood, Sesame Workshop’s President, Media & Education and Chief Operating Officer said, "We hope ‘Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate’ will entertain and inspire families at a moment when so many are feeling isolated and overwhelmed by current events.

“Dayton Metro Library is pleased to partner with ThinkTV on this PBS Kids special program,” said Tim Kambitsch, Dayton Metro Library Executive Director. “It’s another way our organizations can combine our strengths to support families and educators in our community during this unprecedented time.”

Dayton Metro Library also sponsors ThinkTV’s STEM program Mister C Live on Facebook each weekday morning. For more information, visit or call the Library’s Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665, Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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