Story Time

Join us in the Children's Corner on the second floor of the Strand for Story Time. Meet your favorite characters, hear new and old classic stories, and participate in arts and crafts and other fun family activities!

Character Visit: Curious George

Saturday, August 20 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Sunday, August 21 @ 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, April 20th and Sunday August 21st at 11 AM and 2 PM for a storytime and craft designed to tickle your funny bone!

Character Visit: Madeline

Saturday, August 27 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Sunday, August 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 August 27th and Sunday, August 28th at 11AM and 2PM, for a storytime and craft with one of our lifelong favorite characters!

Character Visit: Clifford

Saturday, September 3 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Sunday, September 4 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Summer's almost over but there's still fun to be had, because Clifford the Big Red Dog is coming to visit! 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, September 3 and Sunday, September 4th, at 11 AM and 2 PM.

Diverging Elements Theatre Company presents stories in 4D — How to Catch a Star, by Oliver Jeffers

Saturday, September 10 @ 11am

Sunday, September 11 @ 11am

Once there was a boy, and that boy loved stars very much, so much so that he decided to catch one of his very own. But how? Join us to watch a live performance and story telling, plus some crafts after the show!

Character Visit: Pete the Cat

Saturday, September 17 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Sunday, September 18 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

He loves his white shoes, he loves his blue shoes, he loves his red shoes... that's right, Pete the Cat is here! We'll be reading stories and doing crafts and no matter what, this funny cat won't lose his cool. Join us on Saturday September 17th and Sunday September 18th at 11 am and 2pm for storytime and crafts with Pete the Cat!

Character Visit: Elmo

Saturday, September 24 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Sunday, September 25 @ 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 September 24th and 25th at 11 am and 2 pm as one of the greatest characters the world over visits the Strand for stories and crafts!

Character Visit: Eeyore

Saturday, October 1 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Sunday, October 2 @ 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 October 1st and 2nd at 11 am and 2 pm as Eeyore visits with a storytime and free craft!

Diverging Elements Theatre Company presents stories in 4D — Balloons over Broadway, by Melissa Sweet

Saturday, Novermber 12

Sunday, November 13

Everyone’s a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Join us to watch a live performance and story telling about the balloons and puppets, plus some crafts after the show!