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Learn all about family signs using 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 various family signs. Have fun!    

In order to help you practice, check out just a few titles from our catalog and online resources:   

 Families, Families, Families by Suzanne Lang

 The Family Book by Todd Parr 

 Ohana Means Family by Ilima Loomis  

 Sorry, Grown-Ups, You Can’t Go to School! by Christina Geist  

Signing Time! Volume 4. Family, Feelings, and Fun (DVD)  

 Be sure to check out our catalog and online sources for even more titles!  

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.