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School Subjects in American Sign Language with Miss Jenni


Have you always wanted to learn American Sign Language? Here is your chance! Watch the following video on how to sign various school subjects, like Math, Reading, or Biology.

To help practice these signs yourself or with your family, check out the following list of books from our catalog:  

I’m Trying to Love Math by Bethany Barton 

The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos by Deborah Heiligman 

Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes by Stuart J. Murphy 

Bats at the Library by Brian Lies 

The Not So Quiet Library by Zachariah OHora 

If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don’t! by Elise Parsley 

Dem Bones by Bob Barner (Can be found on Hoopla) 

Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones by Judith Byron Schachner  (Hoopla) 

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss 

MunchaMunchaMuncha! by Candace Fleming  

The Flag We Love by Pam Munoz Ryan  

Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney 

The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds 

I’m Not Reading! By Jonathan Allen 

Reading Makes You Feel Good by Todd Parr 


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


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.