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Story Times in the OKC Metro

by Lindsay Cuomo

Reading Time: 3 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: Due to COVID-19 precautions, some of the following events and venues may have adjusted their hours, programming or safety protocols. Please check with each venue directly to verify. We encourage our readers to enjoy family fun responsibly. When around others, wear a mask, avoid crowded indoor spaces, remain socially distant, wash your hands often and stay home if you or a member of your household is feeling ill. 

Find more information about the coronavirus pandemic in Oklahoma at oklahoma.gov/covid19. To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine clinic locations, visit vaxokc.com


This list was last updated on May 20, 2021. Know of storytimes not listed here? Let us know by emailing calendar@metrofamilymagazine.com.

 

In-Person

FREE Preschool Storytime at the Mustang Library (1201 N. Mustang Rd, Mustang) features an interactive storytime with stories, songs and more. Currently, registration is required to attend our Story Time, Tot Time, Baby Time, and Music and Movement classes. For ages 3-6. Preregister. 10 a.m. & 11 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 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 Storytime for Littles at Commonplace Books (1325 N Walker Ave) features a half-hour, all-ages storytime. Saturdays, 10 a.m.

FREE Children’s Storytimes 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 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.

 

Held virtually

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

FREE Art Adventures At Home with Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (555 Elm Ave, Norman) 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. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.

FREE Storytimes at the Mabel C. Fry Public Library (1200 Lakeshore Dr, Yukon) is a wonderful way for your infant or toddler to develop their language and social skills. You and your baby or toddler can experience activities geared toward their age group like songs, dances, fingerplays and more. Wednesdays, 10 & 10:30 a.m.

Postponed due to COVID-19 precautions

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 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 Storytime at Barnes & Noble Bookstore (540 Ed Noble Parkway) features a themed storytime and related activity. Saturdays, 11-11:45 a.m.

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