Happy Birthday, Sesame Street

Sesame Street premiered on public television stations on November 10, 1969.  This month marks its 50th birthday celebration!  Featuring Jim Henson's Muppets, animation, live shorts, humor, celebrity appearances, and more, several generations of kids have now been entertained and educated while watching Sesame Street.  During its 50-year history, Sesame Street has won more than 190 Emmy awards.  Do you have a favorite Sesame Street moment?  Who is your favorite Sesame Street character?

The Olathe Public Library is a great resource for Sesame Street DVDs and more.  You can also find lots of online games, videos, and activities at sesamestreet.org.  Happy Birthday, Sesame Street!  We hope you’ll be around for another 50 years.  And yes, after all these years, Elmo is still three and a half years old.

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