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!

Please Note: All children must be accompanied a parent for the duration of their visit

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!

Character Visit: The Cat in the Hat

Saturday, October 8 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Sunday, October 9 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Fall 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, April 23rd and Sunday, April 24th at 11AM and 2PM, for what is sure to be a memorable story time featuring Dr. Seuss’ most beloved character.

Character Visit: Curious George

Saturday, October 15 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Sunday, October 16 @ 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 30th and Sunday May 1st at 11 AM and 2 PM for a storytime and craft designed to tickle your funny bone!

Character Visit: Madeline

Saturday, October 22 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Sunday, October 23 @ 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 March 12th and Sunday, March 13th at 11AM and 2PM, for a storytime and craft with one of our lifelong favorite characters!

Character Visit: Clifford

Saturday, October 29 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Sunday, October 30 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Fall is here and it's the perfect time to hang out with Clifford the Big Red Dog! 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, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, at 11 AM and 2 PM.

Character Visit: Pete the Cat

Saturday, November 5 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Sunday, November 6 @ 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 May 28th and Sunday May 29th at 11 am and 2pm for storytime and crafts with Pete the Cat!

Ballons over Broadway

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

Sunday, November 13 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

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!

Character Visit: Elmo

Saturday, November 19 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Sunday, November 20 @ 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 June 4th and 5th at 11 am and 2 pm as one of the greatest characters the world over visits the Strand for stories and crafts!

Character Visit: The Grinch

Saturday, November 26 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Sunday, November 27 @ 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, November 26th and Sunday, November 27th at 11AM and 2PM for storytime and crafts.