Visiting Creature: Where The Wild Things Are Visiting Creature: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Scott Campbell visits the Strand and plays his ukulele! Visiting Creature: Splat The Cat
  • Author Events: Children's book authors stop by to read a story and sign copies of their book.
  • Character Visits: Each month, a book character visits the Strand.
Upcoming Events
  • Character Visit: The Cat in the Hat visits Strand!
    Saturday, July 4 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, July 5 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    That silly cat is back and he’s bringing fun and activities that are sure to inspire everyone’s imagination. Come join us Saturday, July 4th and Sunday, July 5th at 11AM and 2PM, for what is sure to be a memorable story time featuring Dr. Seuss’ most beloved character.

  • Character Visit: Llama Llama visits Strand!
    Saturday, July 11 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, July 12 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    If you're a fan of Little Llama like we are, then you know that there's a Llama Llama story for every occasion! What better time than this weekend to come hear his stories, draw some pictures, and say hello to this beloved character? Join us on Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th at both 11AM and 2PM, for a special story time with one big little llama.

  • Character Visit: Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat visit the Strand
    Saturday, July 18 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, July 19 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    The world’s favorite, most curious, little monkey is making his way to the Strand for a fun filled afternoon.  Get ready, because Curious George is here and he’s got the Man in the Yellow Hat by his side.  Come join us Saturday, July 18th and Sunday, July 19th at 11AM and 2PM for storytime as they share some of their best adventures.

  • Character Visit: Eeyore visits Strand!
    Saturday, July 25 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, July 26 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Life in the 100 Acre Wood can be rough, especially for a certain someone who tends to misplace his tail from time to time.  Eeyore is stopping by and hopefully we can help pin the tail on the donkey!  Come join us on Saturday, July 25th and Sunday, July 26th at 11AM and 2PM, to cheer Eeyore up with a storytime and free craft!

  • Character Visit: The Gruffalo visits Strand!
    Saturday, August 1 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, August 2 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    The Gruffalo is coming and make no mistake he really does exist!  He’s feeling hungry and ready to show off those terrible teeth and claws.  Come and join us on Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, 2nd at 11AM and 2PM for storytime and crafts as we welcome our not so scary friend!

  • Character Visit: Madeline visits Strand!
    Saturday, August 8 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, August 9 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines. The youngest one was Madeline, and she flew all the way across the Atlantic to share her stories with you! Come join us on Saturday, August 8th and Sunday, August 9th at 11AM and 2PM, for a storytime and craft with one of our lifelong favorite characters!

  • Character Visit: Clifford the Big Red Dog visits Strand!
    Saturday, August 15 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, August 16 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    He may be too big for a good ol' fashioned game of fetch, but Clifford the Big Red Dog is perfect for storytime at the Strand  Come join us Saturday, August 15th and Sunday, August 16th at 11AM and 2PM for stories and crafts with everyone's favorite dog!

  • Character Visit: Elmo visits Strand!
    Saturday, August 22 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, August 23 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Making his way down Sesame Street and into our very own storytime is the always lovable Elmo.  Spreading smiles and hugs along the way he decided to stop by and share in a few of his very own adventures. Come join us Saturday, August 22nd and Sunday, August 23rd at 11AM and 2PM as one of the greatest characters the world over visits the Strand for stories and crafts!

  • Character Visit: Llama Llama visits Strand!
    Saturday, August 29 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, August 30 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    If you're a fan of Llama Llama like we are, then you know there's a special story for every occasion! What better time than this weekend to come hear his stories, draw some pictures, and say hello to this beloved character? Join us on Saturday, August 29th and Sunday, August 30th 11AM and 2PM, for a special storytime from one big little llama.