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Learn popular phrases 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 just some popular phrases.   

Check out our catalog for books to learn more and practice  

What’s up, Chuck? By Leo Landry  

See You Later, Gladiator by Jon Scieszka 

What’s Your Favorite Food? by Eric Carle 

Nice to Meet you, Franklin! by Charles Schultz 

Thank You, Helpers, Doctors, Nurses, Teachers, Grocery Workers, and More Who Care about Us  

by Patricia Hegarty  

Thank you, Omu! by Oge Mora 


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

Yummy, Yucky, Scrumptious, Awful: What’s Your Favorite Food? by Jeanie Mebane (Hoopla)  

What’s the Time, Grandma Wolf? by Ken Brown 

Nice to Meet You!  by Joey Ahlbum 

Excuse Me, I’m Trying to Read! by Mary Jo Amani 

Common Expressions & Phrases in American Sign Language, Vol. 1 

Common Expressions & Phrases in American Sign Language, Vol. 2 


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.