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Gobble! Gobble! in ASL with Miss Jenni


The start of the holiday season is upon us. Enjoy learning how to say “turkey” as well as some of the other yummy foods related to this day. See the attached file for American Sign Language signs related to the Thanksgiving holiday. Make sure to register for the Virtual ASL Club on November 19, 2020 at 6p.m. Happy Learning!  

Click HERE for a Thanksgivng ASL worksheet

Check out our catalog or Hoopla for books and e-books to practice these holiday signs:   

Dino-Thanksgiving by Lisa Wheeler (Hoopla 

The Thanksgiving Story by Jan Gaines (Hoopla 

How to Catch a Turkey by Adam Wallace (Hoopla 

Turkey’s Thanksgiving Adventure by Clay Sproles  

Not This Turkey by Jessica Steinberg (Hoopla) 

Let’s Bake Thanksgiving Treats! by Ruth Owen (Hoopla)   

The Kiddie Table by Colleen Madden  

Ten Hungry Turkeys by Tilda Balsley  

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving by Charles Schulz  

There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey by Lucille Colandro  

The Great Thanksgiving Escape by Mark Fearing (Hoopla 

Over the River: A Turkey’s Tale by Derek Anderson ASL Thanksgiving signs


Jenni Hemphill is the current Assistant Supervisor for the Boardman, Springfield, and Greenford locations. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education (K-12) in 2001 and a Master’s of Library and Information Science plus K-12 degree in 2015, both from Kent State University. She taught at the Ohio School for the Deaf for ten years, where she taught all ages, and has been a contract interpreter for the deaf locally.

She started at PLYMC back in 2014 and loves helping patrons, of any age, find their next best read, and going out into the community to schools for off-site programming. She currently runs the ASL Club Program for PLYMC.

Her and her husband have two children, who attend Springfield Local Schools. She loves to read, spend time with family, and trying new things.