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: Peppa Pig Visits Strand!
    Saturday, April 18 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, April 19 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

    April is the only month with enough rain to satisfy this bossy little lady and her love for mud puddles. That’s right, it’s Peppa the Pig! Come join us and keep dry Saturday, April 18th and Sunday, April 19th from 2 - 3 p.m. as her imagination and can-do attitude create a very special storytime and craft session for all to enjoy! This event is free and open to the public, and will be located in the Strand's 2nd floor Children’s Department at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

  • Character Visit: Frozen's Elsa is back at Strand!
    Saturday, April 25 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, April 26 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Spring is here and who better to celebrate the season than with the Frozen princess herself, Elsa! Her touch may be icy but she’s warmed our hearts with her love and joyful voice that’s second to none. Come join us on Saturday, April 25th and Sunday, 26th at 11 AM and 2PM, for a very special storytime and crafts session with this beloved character.

  • Character Visit: Sesame Street's Elmo is back at Strand!
    Saturday, May 2 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, May 3 @ 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, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd at 11AM and 2PM as one of the greatest characters the world over visits the Strand for stories and crafts.

  • Character Visit: Eeyore Visits Strand!
    Saturday, May 9 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, May 10 @ 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. Good ol’ Eeyore is stopping by and hopefully we can help pin the tail on the donkey! Come join us on Saturday, May 9th from 2PM-3PM and Sunday, May 10th from 11AM-12PM and again from 2PM-3PM to welcome Spring with a storytime and free craft!

  • Character Visit: The Cat in the Hat
    Saturday, May 16 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, May 17 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Summer is finally here and no one is more suited to kick things off with a bang than the infamous Cat in the Hat! He’s bringing fun and activities that are sure to inspire everyone’s imagination. Come join us Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th at 11AM and 2PM, for what is sure to be a memorable story time featuring Dr. Seuss’ most beloved character.

  • Character Visit: Frozen's Elsa is back at Strand!
    Saturday, May 23 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, May 24 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Spring is here and who better to celebrate the season than with the Frozen princess herself, Elsa! Her touch may be icy but she’s warmed our hearts with her love and joyful voice that’s second to none. Come join us on Saturday, May 23rd and Sunday, May 24th at 11AM and 2PM, for a very special storytime and crafts session with this beloved character.

  • Character Visit: Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat Visit the Strand!
    Saturday, May 30 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, May 31 @ 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, May 30th and Sunday, May 31st at 11AM and 2PM for a storytime and craft designed to tickle your funny bone!

  • Character Visit: Eeyore Visits Strand!
    Saturday, June 6 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, June 7 @ 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. Good ol’ Eeyore is stopping by and hopefully we can help pin the tail on the donkey! Come join us on Saturday, June 6th, and Sunday, June 7th at 11AM and 2PM to cheer Eeyore up with a storytime and free craft!

  • Character Visit: The Cat in the Hat
    Saturday, June 13 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, June 14 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    There is no one more suited to kick things off with a bang than the infamous Cat in the Hat! He’s bringing fun and activities that are sure to inspire everyone’s imagination. Come join us Saturday, June 13th and Sunday, June 14th at 11AM and 2PM, for what is sure to be a memorable story time featuring Dr. Seuss’ most beloved character.

  • Character Visit: Sesame Street's Elmo is back at Strand!
    Saturday, June 20 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, June 21 @ 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, June 20th and Sunday, June 21st at 11AM and 2PM as one of the greatest characters the world over visits the Strand for stories and crafts.

  • Character Visit: Madeline Visits the Strand!
    Saturday, June 27 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, June 28 @ 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, June 27th and Sunday, June 28th at 11AM and 2PM, for a storytime and craft with one of our lifelong favorite characters!

  • Character Visit: The Cat in the Hat
    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.