Join NET’s April 16 ‘Sesame Street in Communities’ Event for Virtual Family Fun

News Release Date: 
April 1, 2021

For Immediate Release

Join NET’s April 16 ‘Sesame Street in Communities’ Event for Virtual Family Fun

LINCOLN, Neb. (April 1, 2021) – Families come in all shapes and sizes. Each one is unique and experiences its own success and challenges.

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, invites families to be part of a free virtual evening of fun to learn about resources and activities from the PBS KIDS series “Sesame Street” that encourage reading, writing and resilience, preparing children to meet challenges in their lives.

The “Sesame Street in Communities Virtual Family Celebration” is from 6-7 p.m. CT, Friday, April 16. For more information and to participate, visit

“Sesame Street in Communities Virtual Family Celebration” is presented in partnership with Nebraska Extension’s “The Learning Child” program. “The Learning Child” supports adults who play a role in young children’s lives, providing information and resources about early child development.

During the virtual event, families will enjoy child-friendly activities and hear from experts who share how reading can help teach kids resilience skills. A surprise visit by Elmo from the PBS KIDS “Sesame Street” television series will also be part of the event.

“Sesame Street in Communities” builds on Sesame Workshop’s 50-year commitment to addressing kids’ developmental, physical and emotional needs. Its time-tested research model and thorough testing with families and providers ensure that these resources have a measurable impact on the lives of parents and children.  

Hundreds of free video, print, and digital activities are available from “Sesame Street in Communities.”

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Kim Rogers, 402-660-5521,


NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is the statewide public media service dedicated to creating opportunities for Nebraskans to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. NET serves each of Nebraska’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus online and mobile content. In addition to providing free, high-quality educational programming for children, NET provides programming in the arts, award-winning news and current affairs information and emergency alert services. For more information about NET, visit


Nebraska Extension brings University of Nebraska expertise and research in 8 key areas of impact directly to Nebraskans from all walks of life in each of the state’s 93 counties. Nebraskans turn to Nebraska Extension to strengthen their families, inspire their communities, empower young people, conserve and protect natural resources and advance their farms, ranches and businesses. Discover how the people at Extension connect with the people of Nebraska at