PBS39 and UGI Utilities, Inc. will continue their partnership this fall by offering fun and educational story-hours for South Side preschoolers. Sessions will be offered on Tuesday, September 23 and Tuesday, October 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

In addition to story-hour, children will receive a free book they can take home to read with their family and might also get a special visit from PBS39’s mascot, Telebear. To register, email AlyissaG@wlvt.org. Seating is limited.


PBS39 Education Overview

PBS39 offers a unique variety of special services for the education community, including educational television programming and teacher professional development and resources, 24 hours, daily; parent resources; adult learning opportunities; extensive outreach services, such as Scholastic Scrimmage, PBS KidsGO Writers Contest, and other special programs and events.

Raising Readers

Raising Readers

Kids love to learn. PBS KIDS Raising Readers is a national literacy campaign, and part of the Ready To Learn initiative, focused on building reading skills at home, at school, in child care, and in the community.

Funded by a Ready To Learn grant from the United States Department of Education, the Ready To Learn initiative is developing engaging PBS KIDS Raising Readers television programs, exciting games, playful Web sites, and easy-to-use learning resources for kids, parents, caregivers, and teachers—all with the goal of helping children ages 2 to 8 get ready to read.  Read More...


For more information contact Alyissa Gallagher at PBS39. Email alyissag@wlvt.org or 610.984.8112

Community Partners: Bethlehem Area Public Library, Mad Science, Allentown Library, Wildlands, LV Zoo, A. F. D

PBS Learning Media - Teachers

PBS LearningMedia is THE destination that gives PreK-12 educators access to FREE, standards-aligned, digital content designed to capture students’ imagination and transform learning in classrooms across America. The site offers over 30,000 curriculum-targeted videos, interactive games, and lesson plans that cover an array of PreK-12 subjects including math, english/language arts, science, history, the arts/culture.

Join the club - 900,000+ users now have registered access to PBS LearningMedia. Get started today! www.pbslearningmedia.org


  • PBS LearningMedia (www.pbslearningmedia.org) offers access to 30,000+ digital resources from 130+ trusted media partners to help PreK-12 teachers integrate Common Core State Standards into teaching.
  • More than 900,000 educators have registered access to PBS LearningMedia content.
  • In the past year, more than 3.4 million pages were viewed by visitors to PBS LearningMedia.
  • PBS LearningMedia is offered locally by over 280 PBS member stations, including 48 states and territories in the United States.


PBS Parents is a trusted resource that’s filled with information on child development and early learning. It also serves as a parent's window to the world of PBS KIDS, offering access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS KIDS programs. Explore PBS parenting resources and tips on raising children, planning birthday parties & kids activities.

Should science revive the woolly mammoth?

PBS NewsHour

Should science revive the woolly mammoth?

Potential to revive extinct animals raises ethical questions

Imagining Alien Life


Imagining Alien Life

What would life on a red dwarf planet look like?

How the Civil Rights Act opened a door to the American dream

PBS NewsHour

How the Civil Rights Act opened a door to the American dream

Gwen Ifill examines the Civil Rights Act's legacy and unfinished business with guests.

2014 PBS Kids Writers Contest

PBS Kids Writers Contest 2014 Winners

Writers Contest 2014

PBS39 is proud to announce the winners for the PBS39, WLVT PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest.  All first place winners from our area will be entered into the national PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest, where they will compete against area winners from across the county.


“If I was in the Olympics!” by Jane Leyman, New Hope, PA


“The big, bad…carrot! And the Carrotlings” by Maya-Marie Ramnath, Allentown, PA 


“The Mess” by Navya Alva, Princeton, NJ

PBS39 Education Services Funded By:

Charles H. Hoch Foundation

Thomas F. Staley Foundation

Julius & Kathryn Hommer Foundation

Charles & Leona Gruber Foundation

Pheasant Hill Foundation

Sylvia Perkin Perpetual Charitable Trust

The Verhalen Family Foundation

 Air Products  The Century Fund
Alexander Butz Construction
 Crayola  Embassy Bank
 Just Born  Keystone Savings Foundation
 Martin Guitar  One Point
PPL The Stabler Foundation
UGI Wells Fargo