|Barney Home Video|
|Love to Read, with Barney|
|Release Date||December 19, 1993|
|Available on DVD||No (Never had a separate DVD release)|
|Written by||Mark S. Bernthal|
|Directed by||Bruce Deck|
Barney's Home Sweet Homes
Let's Pretend with Barney (1993)
Love to Read, with Barney was a special video released by The Lyons Group, JCPenney, and the American Library Association. This video, which is a clip show of Season 2 episodes, was only available by getting it at libraries, which makes it very hard to find.
Barney has been returning a library book to the library. He meets up with Ms. Stevens, who is a librarian, and she shows Barney all over the library and tells him about programs and activities that go on over there. Clips from the second season of Barney & Friends, related to the topics that Ms. Stevens and Barney talk about, are also shown.
Educational Theme: The Library
Good-Night, Owl! - Hutchins, Pat (Read in the episode Hoo's in the Forest?)
"Mr. Toodles and the Spooky Old House" on B.R.N.Y radio show (Heard in the episode Grandparents Are Grand!)
"Three Billy Goats Gruff" (Acted out in May I Help You?)
Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang (Read in the episode Having Tens of Fun!)
- Barney Theme Song
- The Library (Taken from: Honk! Honk! A Goose on the Loose!)
- Listen (Taken from: Hoo's in the Forest?)
- Silly Sounds (Taken from: Hoo's in the Forest?)
- The Three Bears Rap (Taken from: My Favorite Things)
- The Barney Bag (Taken from: May I Help You?)
- The Fishing Song (Taken from: May I Help You?)
- Just Imagine (Reprise) (Taken from: An Adventure in Make Believe)
- I Love You (Taken from: Look at Me, I'm 3!)
- This is the first clip show in the Barney franchise.
- The library that Barney went to (where this video was filmed) was the Allen Public Library in Texas.
- This is the second Barney episode not to be televised. The first being Barney's Magical Musical Adventure.
- During the I Love You song, the camera angles are a bit different from the original airing of the episode.
- This is the first time Barney isn't seen coming to life. Instead, he is seen going to the library.
- This is also the first episode not to have any kids (not counting the episode clips).
- This is the first and only publicly released video where they show the "Barney & Friends" funding credits. Before this, only videos released by Time Life Video showed them.
- At the end of this video, the 1993 PBS Kids ident is omitted; instead, it has been replaced by a special message which says "Watch Barney & Friends on your local public television station."
- This is the last use of Barney's 1991-1993 costume.