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Learn your fruits and veggies 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 your fruits and vegetables.  

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

Fruits in Suits by Jared Chapman 

The Fruits We Eat by Gail Gibbons 

Fruits We Eat by Katherine Rawson (Hoopla)  

Fantastic Fruits by Katie Marsico  

Alien Tomato by Kristen Schroeder  

Vegetables by Victoria Parker 

Every Color Soup by Jorey Hurley 

Vibrant Vegetables by Katie Marsico (Hoopla) 

The Vegetable Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta (Hoopla)  

Adorable Fruits & Vegetables to Crochet: Delicious Decorations for Your Table by Marie Clesse (Hoopla)  

I Love Fruit and Veggies! by Cydney Weingart (Hoopla) 

Container Gardening for Beginners by Philip Adrian  


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.