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Obamas, Oprah join Chicago project reading to kids online

Michelle Obama is among celebrities reading books to children online during the pandemic. Michelle Obama is among celebrities reading books to children online during the pandemic. |  Photo: White House, file

Created: May 15, 2020 08:20 AM

CHICAGO (Chicago Sun-Times) — Barack and Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey have joined the ranks of famous Chicagoans who are reading children's books in videos posted online by the Chicago Public Library to engage families during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The library said Wednesday that the former president and first lady's video of "The Word Collector" would be posted Thursday and that Winfrey's rendition of "The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse" will be released Monday.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the library posts a new video on its Facebook and Instagram pages every day that features both celebrities and city librarians.

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