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 and our editor’s picks for sensational story times.
This list is generously sponsored by the Metropolitan Library System. The Metropolitan Library System has 19 libraries in Oklahoma County. With programs such as the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge and frequent story times, MLS offers a wide variety of developmentally appropriate programming for children of all ages, parents and caregivers.
[Editor’s Note: This list was last updated on May 17, 2023. Know of storytimes not listed here? Let us know by emailing email@example.com.]
FREE Mother Goose Story Time at the Mustang Library (1201 N. Mustang Rd, Mustang) features an interactive storytime with stories, songs and more. For ages 3-6. Preregister. Wednesdays, 9:30 & 11 a.m.
Story Time 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 Story Times 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 Story Time 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 Story Times 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.
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.