March is National Reading Month and organizations across the metro are ready to celebrate with special story times, activities and book drives. Here are five ways your family can kick off a fun month of reading!
[Editor’s Note: This is a working list last updated Feb. 20, 2020 so check back often for new listings. If you know of an activity that you think should be included, please email the listing information to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.]
Dr. Seuss Day in the Gardens at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a special story time, games and a photo opportunity with the Cat in the Hat as well as Dr. Seuss inspired crafts. Best suited for ages 2 – 7. Members, $5; nonmembers, $6. 10 a.m. – noon.
Seussville at Mustang Town Center (1201 N Mustang Rd, Mustang) features a Dr. Seuss-themed party with games, snacks and more. Preregister. Kids, $5; adults, free. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
FREE Seuss Extravaganza at Bethany Library (6700 NW 35th St, Bethany) features Dr. Seuss poetry and a themed story time. Event is come-&-go. 4 – 8 p.m.
FREE Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Celebration at the Southwest OKC Library (2201 SW 134th St) features rides on OU’s trolley, face painting, story time and other themed activities. Dress up is encouraged. Event is come-&-go. 10:30 a.m. – noon; story time, 10:30 a.m.
Happening all month long
Oklahoma City boasts plenty of opportunities for your kids to hear their favorite books in new and exciting settings. Check out these story times throughout the Oklahoma City metro for kids of all ages.
Read Across Oklahoma at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St) features a day of storytelling, reading-related activities and more. The 2020 theme, Wordy Wise, is inspired by Oklahoma author Tammi Sauer’s book Wordy Birdy. Activities are free with Zoo admission. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
For even more ideas for family fun, check out our calendar filled with fun things to do everyday. Or, be inspired by these reading recomendations from local experts.