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Happy Anniversary, Mrs. P!

November 10, 2009

You may know Stevens Point native Kathy Kinney best for her role as the flamboyant Mimi on the Drew Carey Show. 

Kinney’s latest venture is a storytelling website,, which is celebrating its first anniversary today. 

In her role as Mrs. P, Kinney sits in an armchair in a cozy room, filled with items to click on for interactive fun. Clicking on the bookcase causes the bookcase to roll out into the room. Each shelf contains a different category of classic stories—bedtime stories, stories about girls, scary stories, “knee huggers,” and more.

Children can click on a shelf to see the titles, and pull out individual books to see a description and a rating system to help children and parents choose the stories that are most appropriate for their age. When a story is selected by clicking on “play,” the viewer is transported back to Mrs. P, who tells the story as if she is presenting it to a group of children gathered at her feet.

This award-winning site features classic children’s literature that has stood the test of time, as well as some story-related games to play.

Check out this virtual story time at, and remember that your library offers real, live story times, too! Click here to see the full story time schedule.

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