Story Times in the OKC Metro




Storybook Hour at Cuppies & Joe

EDITOR'S NOTE: This list was last updated Dec. 9, 2016.

There's no question reading aloud is good for your kids. In fact, research shows kids benefit from being read to as early as birth! Lucky for you, Oklahoma City boasts plenty of opportunities for your kids to hear their favorite books in new and exciting settings. Here are some story times throughout the Oklahoma City metro for kids of all ages.For more read aloud opportunities, see our list of best storytimes in the metro as voted by our readers.

The Metropolitan Library System and Pioneer Library System offer multiple story times each week at library locations. Check schedule for times and appropriate age ranges.

FREE Story Time Hour at Green Bambino (5120 N Shartel Ave) features three weekly story times. Participants receive 10% off all books during story time. Mondays, 11:30 a.m.; Wednesdays, 4 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m.

FREE Story Time at the Mustang Public Library (1201 N Mustang Rd, Mustang). Kids hear stories, sing songs and learn rhymes and then participate in a related craft activity. Best suited for ages 3-7. Mondays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. to noon. 

Story Time Science at Science Museum Oklahoma (2100 NE 52nd St) features a a story and corresponding activity in various locations throughout the museum. Free with admission. First Tuesday each month, 10-10:30 a.m.

FREE Art Adventures at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (555 Elm Ave., Norman) features a story and hand-on art project built around a weekly theme. For children ages 3-5 with adult. Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. 

FREE Reading Wednesdays at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno) features a seasonal, nature-themed story time and a small craft to take home in the lobby of the Crystal Bridge. For ages 2-5. Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m.

FREE Mother Goose Storytime at the Mustang Public Library (1201 N Mustang Rd, Mustang) is a wonderful way for your infant to develop their language and social skills. You and your baby experience activities geared toward their age group like songs, dances, finger plays and more. For ages 2 and under. Wednesdays, 10-10:45 a.m. & 11-11:45 a.m. 

Toddler Story & Craft Time at Unpluggits Playstudio (575 Enterprise Dr Ste 110, Edmond) features a story and craft time designed for their youngest customers. Free with admission. Wednesdays, 11 a.m. 

FREE Whole Kids Club Story Time in the Whole Foods Café (6001 N Western Ave) features stories, crafts and snacks with a children’s librarian from the Metropolitan Library System. Thursdays, 10-11 a.m.

FREE Connie and the Cow Story Time at Chick-fil-a (1210 E 2nd St, Edmond) features a weekly story time every Thursday. 10-11 a.m.

FREE Third Thursdays at Gaylord-Pickens Museum (1400 Classen Dr) features a story time and related craft as well as FREE admission to the museum. Third Thursday, 10 a.m. 

FREE Nature Tales at Martin Park Nature Center (5000 W Memorial Rd) features a different story and themed hands-on activity to introduces young adventurers to the world of nature.Best suited for ages 3-7. Preregister. Thursdays & Saturdays, 10 a.m. 

FREE Storybook Hour at Cuppies & Joe (727 NW 23rd St). Children listen to a story while parents enjoy coffee and conversation. First & third Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. 

FREE Story Time with Steve at Barnes & Noble Bookstore (540 Ed Noble Parkway) features an extremely silly story time. Everyone gets a treasure and coloring activity afterward. Saturdays, 11-11:45 a.m. 

FREE Children's Story Time at Best of Books (1313 E Danforth Rd, Edmond) every Saturday at 11 a.m.

FREE Story time with Miss Julie at Full Circle Book Store (1900 NW Expressway) every Saturday at 10:15 a.m. Check out their calendar for a list of special guests.

Know of story times not listed here? Let us know by emailing calendar@metrofamilymagazine.com.

Take a look at our calendar below to find a story time happening each day!

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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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