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Learn fairy tale signs in American Sign Language with Miss Jenni 

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Have you always wanted to learn American Sign Language, or ASL? Here is your chance! Watch the following video on how to sign various characters seen throughout famous fairy tales. Have fun!   


In order to help you practice, check out just some of the titles from our catalog and online resources:  

This is the Path the Wolf Took by Laura Farina  

It’s Not Little Red Riding Hood by Josh Funk 

Rapunzel by Jacob Grimm 

Snow White by Jacob Grimm 

The Elves and the Shoemaker by Jacob Grimm 

Rumpelstiltskin by Jacob Grimm 

A Frog Prince by Alix Berenzy 

Cinderella by Stephanie Stansbie 

The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Dona Rice (Hoopla)  

The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm(Hoopla) 

The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson (Hoopla)  


Happy signing! Check back soon for more topics and fun!  


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.