Editor's Picks: Sensational Story Times




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Entertaining toddlers and young kids in the winter can be tough. Story times make for a perfect outing and the Oklahoma City metro has plenty. Many of them even accompany hands-on activities. Here are some of our top picks for story times happening almost every day of the week. Click through the calendar on the right to see even more story times.

Monday: Mustang Public Library

1201 N. Mustang Rd.

Mustang Public Library hosts two free story times for ages 3-7 each Monday. The hour-long story times start at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. and include a craft activity related to the story of the day. 

Tuesday: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

555 Elm Ave., Norman

Browsing an art museum might not sound too exciting for kids but the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art makes art interesting for little ones by featuring a special story time each Tuesday. Arrive at 10:30 a.m. for a special story time and art-related project especially for museum visitors age 3-5.

Wednesday: Myriad Botanical Gardens

301 W. Reno

Give your kids a new appreciation for the changing seasons with a nature-inspired story time at Myriad Botanical Gardens. At 10 a.m. each Wednesday, staff at the Gardens presents a special story about the natural world catered specifically to ages 2-5 before delving into a related craft.

Thursday: Martin Park Nature Center

5000 W. Memorial Rd.

Drop by Martin Park Nature Center at 10 a.m. each Thursday for an exciting story and an accompanying hands-on activity. We love this story time because parents can make a morning of it by staying to walk the two-and-a-half miles of woodland trails and play on the nature-themed playground. Stories and activities are best suited for ages 3-7.

Saturday: Commonplace Books

1120 N. Walker Ave. (temporary location. Find them at 1325 N. Walker Ave. later this spring)

For some true neighborhood bookstore charm, a visit to Commonplace Books on Saturday morning is a must. This Midtown bookstore invites families in for a free story time at 10 a.m. each Saturday and provides pastries and juice to go along with the selected reading.

Saturday: Full Circle Bookstore

1900 N.W. Expressway

Parents love children’s story time at Full Circle because the on-site cafe has plenty of treats and caffeinated beverages. Kids probably like it because after the story there’s still time to play on the large train table inside the store. Stories are read at 10:15 a.m. each Saturday.

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Children will listen to stories, songs and rhymes, and then, afterwards, participate in a craft activity related to the story that was told for the day. Parents, grandparents, or caregivers are...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Public Library
1201 N. Mustang Rd.
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 376-2226
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Features activities that help children explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate and create together including an open-ended nature exploration activity, story and songs circle time and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pat Murphy Park
4500 W Hefner Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Tinkergarten
Telephone: 837-4014
Contact Name: LoriAnn Gregory
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Features a story and corresponding hands-on science activity in various locations throughout the museum. Look for signs in the lobby for each month's location. Best suited for kids ages 6...

Cost: FREE with general admission

Where:
Science Museum Oklahoma
2100 NE 52nd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 602-6664
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Young artists are invited to experience art through books and related art projects. The adventures include a story and hand-on art project built around a weekly theme. For children ages 3-5 with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 325-3272
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Bring your children for story time every Wednesday. Books are nature-themed (based on the season). After story time, children will create a small craft to take home.  March...

Cost: FREE, $2 suggested donation

Where:
lobby of the Crystal Bridge
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 445-7080
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Mother Goose Story time is a wonderful way for your infant to develop their language and social skills and a great social event for new moms or dads. Sit with your baby and let baby experience...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Public Library
1201 N. Mustang Rd.
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 376-2226
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Mother Goose Story time is a wonderful way for your infant to develop their language and social skills and a great social event for new moms or dads. Sit with your baby and let baby experience...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Public Library
1201 N. Mustang Rd.
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 376-2226
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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A children's librarian from the Metropolitan Library System will share stories, music, rhymes, puppet plays, crafts and snacks, to create excitement about reading. Best suited for ages 5...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Whole Foods Cafe
6001 N Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 879-3500
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Features a different story and themed hands-on activity to introduce young adventurers to the world of nature. Best suited for ages 3-7. Walk ups welcome, no need to register.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martin Park Nature Center
5000 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 297-1429
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Put on your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed friend and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and an occasional craft with the family every Thursday evening. Space is limited. Preregister. Best...

Where:
Edmond Library
10 S Boulevard S
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 341-9282
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Children listen to a story while parents enjoy coffee and conversation. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Cuppies & Joe
727 NW 23rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73101
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Telephone: 528-2122
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Features a different story and themed hands-on activity to introduce young adventurers to the world of nature. Best suited for ages 3-7. Walk ups welcome, no need to register.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martin Park Nature Center
5000 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 297-1429
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Features a fun story time with Miss Julie every Saturday.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Full Circle Books
1900 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 842-2900
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Features a weekly story time with pastries and juice.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Commonplace Books
1325 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 551-1715
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Extremely hyperactive and interactive, Mr. Steve has been doing story times for Barnes and Noble for over 12 years now. His unique style of storytelling is extremely silly. Everybody gets a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Barnes and Noble Bookstore
540 Ed Noble Parkway
Norman, OK  73072
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Sponsor: Barnes and Noble Booksellers
Telephone: 579-8800
Contact Name: Steve Galindo

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