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Learn “colors” in American Sign Language with Miss Jenni


Have you always wanted to learn American Sign Language, or ASL? Here is your chance! Watch the following video on how to sign just some of the colors that are all around us.   



Check out our catalog for books to help you practice:   

Alex and His Magical Colors by Joe Denham 

Chameleon’s Colors by Harriet Evans 

Black is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy 

Bob Ross: My First Book of Colors by Robb Pearlman 

The Hidden Rainbow by Christie Matheson 


Hoopla or Libby have some fun e-books or videos to help as well: 

The Crayon Box that Talked by Shane Derolf 

What Can Colors Do? By Liz Yohlin Baill 

Malaika’s Surprise by Nadia L. Hohn 

Raindrops to Rainbows by John Micklos Jr.  

Pete the Kitty and the Unicorn’s Missing Colors by James Dean 


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.