Story Times in the OKC Metro



Storybook Hour at Cuppies & Joe

EDITOR'S NOTE: This list was last updated Sept. 18, 2018.

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 story times 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 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 3-6. Mondays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. to noon. This story time will resume in Sept.

FREE Preschool Story Time at the Piedmont Library (1129 Stout St NW, Piedmont) 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. Tuesdays, 10 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.

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. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.

FREE Pre-School Story Time at the Mabel C. Fry Public Library (1200 Lakeshore Dr, Yukon) features stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, and more for kids ages 3 to kindergarten. Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. This story time will resume in Sept.

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. This story time will resume in Sept.

Okietales at the Oklahoma History Center (800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr) features a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids can hear and see history. Dive into history with books and explore a different topic from the wild West and cowboys to car and pioneer life. Admission includes museum admission following the program. $2. Wednesdays during June & July, 10:30 - 11:30 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 & Thursdays, 11 a.m.

FREE Nature Tales at Martin Park Nature Center (5000 W Memorial Rd) features an activity time for kids ages 2 to 7 with a nature-themed story time. Preregister. Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

FREE Mother Goose on the Loose Story Time at the Piedmont Library (1129 Stout St NW, Piedmont) 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. Fridays, 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 at Barnes & Noble Bookstore (540 Ed Noble Parkway) features a themed story time and related activity. Saturdays, 11-11:45 a.m. 

FREE Children's Story Times 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.

FREE Littles Story Time at Commonplace Books (1325 N Walker Ave) features a half-hour, all-ages story time. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.

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

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!

About the author: Born and raised in the Oklahoma City metro and a graduate of the Gaylord College of Journalism at the University of Oklahoma, Lindsay Cuomo has worked for MetroFamily since 2014 covering local stories, people and events. Lindsay is a mom to three school-aged boys and calls Moore, Oklahoma home.

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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 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 a story and corresponding hands-on science activity in various locations throughout the museum. July 10: "Ada Twist, Scientist" July 17:  "The Year of the...

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 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 stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, and lots of fun for kids ages 3 to kindergarten.

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 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 a nature-themed story time every Wednesday. After story time, children will create a small craft to take home. Best suited for ages 2-5. Walkups welcome.

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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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 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 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 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 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 a sing-along, masquerade mask craft, photo booth and more, hosted by Cinderella and Belle.   Costumes encouraged. Price includes one child & one adult

Cost: $25 online, $30 at the door.

Where:
The Station at Central Park
700 S Broadway Ave
Moore, OK  73160
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Sponsor: Project Princess
Telephone: 777-2411
Contact Name: Brooke
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The George M. Murrell Home in Park Hill will be the backdrop for storytellers in period costume spinning yarns about the "Hunter's Ghost" and other chilling accounts about the Murrell...

Cost: $10

Where:
George M. Murrell Home
19479 E Murrell Home Rd
Park Hill , OK
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Telephone: 918-456-2751
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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 half-hour, all-ages story time.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Commonplace Books
1325 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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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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A staff member or published author will read to children and offer an activity to accompany the story.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond's Best of Books
1313 E Danforth
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 405-340-9202
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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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Features story time and a book signing with children's author, Anita Schlaht.

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Best of Books
1313 E Danforth Rd
Edmond, OK  73034
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Telephone: 340-9202
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The George M. Murrell Home in Park Hill will be the backdrop for storytellers in period costume spinning yarns about the "Hunter's Ghost" and other chilling accounts about the Murrell...

Cost: $10

Where:
George M. Murrell Home
19479 E Murrell Home Rd
Park Hill , OK
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Telephone: 918-456-2751
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