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 30-minute program geared for 3 & 4 year olds with stories, finger-plays, music and movement. Caregivers must be present and younger children are welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Piedmont Public Library
1129 Stout St NW
Piedmont, OK
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Telephone: 373-9018
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Features stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, and lots of fun. For kids ages 18 mos - 3 yrs, 10:40 a.m. For kids ages 3 - 5; 11:30 a.m.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mabel C Fry Public Library
1200 Lakeshore Drive
Yukon, OK
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Telephone: 354-8232
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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
2020 Remington Pl
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 hands-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 story time and llama themed crafts and activities. Pajamas are encouraged. For kids ages 12 & under.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Belle Isle Library
5501 N Villa Ave
Bethany, OK
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Telephone: 843-9601
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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 nature-themed story time, interactive song and small craft. Best suited for ages 2-5. Walkups welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
lobby of the Crystal Bridge
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 445-7080
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Features an activity time for kids ages 2 to 7 with a nature-themed story time. Preregister.

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 variety of activities such as rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence, and sensitivity to others. For ages birth to 3.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Piedmont Public Library
1129 Stout St NW
Piedmont, OK
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Telephone: 373-9018
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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 an activity time for kids ages 2 to 7 with a nature-themed story time. Preregister.

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 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
2020 Remington Pl
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 602-6664
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Features a special story time with games  and occasionally costumed characters.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Barnes and Noble
13800 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73134
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Telephone: 755-1155
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Features a themed story time and related activity.

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
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