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Storytimes in the OKC Metro

photo by Art & Soul Photography, courtesy of Commonplace Books

by Lindsay Cuomo

Reading Time: 2 minutes 

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 storytimes 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 and our editor’s picks for sensational storytimes.

[Editor’s Note: This list was last updated on Sept. 15, 2022. Know of storytimes not listed here? Let us know by emailing calendar@metrofamilymagazine.com.]

The Metropolitan Library System and Pioneer Library System offer multiple storytimes each week. Check their websites for times and appropriate age ranges.

FREE Preschool Storytime at the Mustang Library (1201 N. Mustang Rd, Mustang) features an interactive storytime with stories, songs and more. For ages 3-6. Preregister. Mondays, 9:30 & 11 a.m.

FREE Art Adventures at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (555 Elm Ave, Norman) features a storytime with a featured book and related art activity. Recommended for ages 3-8, but kids of all ages are welcome. Select Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.

Storytime Science at Science Museum Oklahoma (2100 NE 52nd St) features a story and corresponding activity in various locations throughout the museum. Free with admission. Tuesday & Saturday, 10:30 a.m.

FREE Storytimes at the Mabel C. Fry Public Library (1200 Lakeshore Dr, Yukon) features stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, and lots of fun for kids in a class-like setting. A recording will be available the next day on Niche Academy unless otherwise noted. Preregister. Birth – 18 most: 10 a.m.; 19 most – 3 yrs: 10:40 a.m.; 3-Kindergarten: 11:30 a.m.

FREE Reading Wednesdays at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno) features a seasonal, nature-themed storytime and a small craft to take home. Held outside in the Children’s Garden or in the Visitor Center. Best suited for ages 2-5. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.

FREE Saturday Stories at Harvey Bakery (301 NW 13th St) features a storytime for littles. Saturdays, 9 a.m.

FREE Storytime for Littles at Commonplace Books (1325 N Walker Ave) features a half-hour, all-ages storytime. Saturdays, 10 a.m.

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

FREE Storytime at Deer Clan Books (6905 N College Ave, Bethany) features a children’s story time read by Oklahoma children’s books authors. Saturdays, 1 p.m.

FREE Storytimes at the Piedmont Library (1129 Stout St NW, Piedmont) features 30-minute programs geared for babies and toddlers with stories, finger-plays, music and movement. Caregivers must be present and younger children are welcome. Storytimes throughout the month. Preregister, space is limited. See website for schedule.

 

Held virtually

FREE Art Adventures At Home with Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (Zoom) features a virtual story and related art activity using materials you are likely to have on hand. Recommended for ages 3-7, but kids of all ages are welcome. Preregister, space is limited. Select Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.

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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