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: 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.

  • Character Visit: Eeyore visits Strand!
    Saturday, September 5 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, September 6 @ 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, September 5th and Sunday, September 6th at 11AM and 2PM, to cheer Eeyore up with a storytime and free craft!

  • Character Visit: The Cat in the Hat visits Strand!
    Saturday, September 12 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, September 13 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    The infamous Cat in the Hat is visiting us this weekend and he’s bringing fun and activities that are sure to inspire everyone’s imagination. Come join us Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th at 11AM and 2PM, for what is sure to be a memorable story time featuring Dr. Seuss’ most beloved character.

  • Character Visit: Madeline visits Strand!
    Saturday, September 19 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, September 20 @ 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, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th at 11AM and 2PM, for a storytime and craft with one of our lifelong favorite characters!

  • Character Visit: Curious George and The Man in the Yellow Hat visit Strand!
    Saturday, September 26 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, September 27 @ 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, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th at 11AM and 2PM for storytime and a free craft as they share some of their best adventures.

  • Character Visit: Clifford the Big Red Dog visits Strand!
    Saturday, October 3 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, October 4 @ 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, October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th at 11AM and 2PM for stories and crafts with everyone's favorite dog!

  • Character Visit: Elmo visits Strand!
    Saturday, October 10 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, October 11 @ 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, October 10th and Sunday, October 11th at 11AM and 2PM as one of the greatest characters the world over visits the Strand for stories and crafts!

  • Character Visit: The Cat in the Hat visits Strand!
    Saturday, October 17 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, October 18 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    We are finally getting into Fall, 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 on Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th, at 11 AM and 2 PM, for what is sure to be a memorable story time featuring Dr. Seuss’ most beloved character.

  • Character Visit: Llama Llama visits Strand!
    Saturday, October 24 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, October 25 @ 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.

  • Character Visit: The Gruffalo visits Strand!
    Saturday, October 31 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, November 1 @ 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 October 31st and November 1st from 11AM and 2PM. for storytime and crafts as we celebrate the scariest time of the year!

  • Character Visit: Eeyore visits Strand!
    Saturday, November 7 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, November 8 @ 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, November 7th and Sunday, November 8th at 11AM and 2PM, to cheer Eeyore up with a storytime and free craft!

  • Character Visit: Clifford the Big Red Dog visits Strand!
    Saturday, November 14 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, November 15 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    It's getting colder outside and we're not ready to stay indoors! Good thing Clifford, our favorite big, red dog is coming to keep us company! He might be a little too big for us to play fetch with but he’s perfect for storytime. Come join us for storytime and crafts on Saturday, November 14th and Sunday, November 15th at 11 AM and 2 PM.

  • Character Visit: Madeline visits Strand!
    Saturday, November 21 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, November 22 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Thanksgiving is here and the adorable Madeline is stopping by to hang with us. Let’s come together and give this iconic figure a warm welcome as we celebrate the season. Madeline joins us for a very special storytime and crafts session on Saturday, November 21st and Sunday, November 22nd at 11AM and 2PM.

  • Character Visit: Llama Llama visits Strand!
    Saturday, November 28 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, November 29 @ 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.

  • Character Visit: The Grinch visits Strand!
    Saturday, December 5 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, December 6 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    He’s smelly, green and has a heart that’s two sizes too small. That’s right, The Grinch is here! He decided to dust off the old slay and visit us for a very special holiday event! Come join us for what is sure to be a joyous occasion on Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th at 11AM and 2PM for storytime and crafts.

  • Character Visit: The Grinch visits Strand!
    Saturday, December 12 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    Sunday, December 13 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
    He’s smelly, green and has a heart that’s two sizes too small. That’s right, The Grinch is here! He decided to dust off the old slay and visit us for a very special holiday event! Come join us for what is sure to be a joyous occasion on Saturday, December 12th and Sunday, December 13th at 11AM and 2PM for storytime and crafts.