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Sesame Street
Honk If You Love Libraries
Air date January 26, 2019 (HBO)
September 30, 2019 (PBS)
Season Season 49 (2018-2019)
Sponsors L, 16


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Big Bird sets up today's theme of libraries, as Abby brings over a large stack of books. Big Bird finds the perfect book, Bears of the World, to read to Radar.


SCENE 1 Elmo and Nina visit the Sesame Street Library to find some books - Nina needs a book to write a report with and Elmo wants the new Galactic Gail comic book. Librarian Frankie is unable to assist them, as she has a puppet show to perform in the story area. Grover happens by and claims he's a library expert. He dons the appropriate wardrobe and offers to help the two find their books. They're then joined by a quartet of Honkers, who also need assistance. The Honkers honk in excitement, but Elmo and Nina point out the signs regarding the area's "No Honking" policy.
SCENE 1 cont'd Grover's search for their books leads them to the media center of the library. Grover is astonished to learn what computers are used for in the library.
SCENE 1 cont'd Grover now leads everyone to the Biography section, where he just so happens to find a book of Marie Curie that Nina was looking for. There is still no sign of a Galactic Gail comic book for Elmo, though.
SCENE 1 cont'd The group now heads to the Fiction section, where Grover is able to help some of the Honkers find books, but there's still no sign of Elmo's book. Grover prevents them from taking the books away, until he learns that's how libraries work.

SCENE 1 cont'd Nina shows Grover how the checkout process works. He's proud to have been so helpful to everyone, except Elmo is leaving the library empty handed. That is, until a volunteer posing as Galactic Gail (ZoΓ« Kravitz) arrives and gives him a copy of the latest issue; Elmo is so starstruck he can barely speak. She checks out his book and leads everyone to the reading area for storytime.
Muppets / Film Plan the Play
Elmo replays scenes from the street story, then two kids running their own pretend library.

Muppets Abby Cadabby leads the gang in a song to introduce the letter of the day - L.
(First: Episode 4909)
Film L is for Library - A child describes their trip to the local library.
Cartoon "Quiet or Loud"
(First: Episode 4308)

Muppets Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck
A young, Native American girl contacts the Monster Foodies, ordering some succotash (like the character in her book eats). Cookie Monster and Gonger find they have all they need, except the onions that Cookie has already eaten (giving him halitosis). Gonger feeds him a mint and directs them to the farm to get an onion. (edited)
(First: Episode 4813)
Muppets Cookie Monster and friends sing as they wait for the number of the day, which is how many cookies are being baked for him (to eat). Today's number is 16.
Muppets Elmo's World: Books
(First: Episode 4728)
SCENE 2 Elmo and "Galactic Gail" read the comic book together and encourage the viewer to visit their own library.
Outro (PBS) Cookie Monster recites a poem about being kind, and demonstrates kindness by sharing a cookie with Rosita and a boy.

See also


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