My favorite story times are at our local library but there are quite a few local places that offer story hours. Here is a list of local story times. Please contact me if you know of one that is missing from this list!
- Your Local Library! Call or visit your local library to find out about their story times and other children’s events.
Book/Retail Store Story Hours:
- Barnes and Noble: Barnes and Noble holds weekly story times in most of their locations. This event is free and open to the public. You can find your local Barnes and Noble children’s events and story times at this link.
- Pottery Barn Kids Book Club: Every Tuesday from 11:00am-11:30am kids of all ages are invited for a story time. Members receive an official Book Club Passport at their first story hour, plus a special gift after attending five story times. This event is free and open to the public. Please call your local store to confirm event date and time.
Animal Story Hours:
- MSPCA Methuen/Nevins Farm: Story Time is held on Fridays in the Education Room from September through May. During the story time, an animal-friendly short story is read to attendees and an adoptable animal is brought into the room to visit. This event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.
- NHSPCA: Story Time With the Animals! Children can attend Story Time with the Animals every Thursday morning at 10:30am in the Human Education classroom. Children listen to a story about an animal, color a picture of an animal and visit the animals in the classroom. This event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.
- Currier Museum: Story time in the Gallery is on the 4th Monday of every month at 11:30am. First an art-related story will be read by children’s librarian Karyn and then the children will look at the “Artwork of the Day.” The children then go down to the studio and create a work of art of their own. This is recommended for children ages 2-5 (but all are welcome). This is free with museum admission.
- Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA: Story time is held on the first and third Monday of each month. There is story time and “looking activities” in the galleries, followed by art making. Each month focuses on a specific theme. This is recommended for children ages 4 and younger. No registration is required. This is free with museum admission.