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: Clifford

Saturday, May 14 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Sunday, May 15 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Summer is nearly here and who better to kick things off than 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: Doc McStuffins

Saturday, May 21 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Sunday, May 22 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Bring your toys, stuffed animals, and favorite playtime friends for a very special visit from Doc McStuffins! We'll be reading stories, coloring pictures, and having fun with the best doctor in town. Come join us on Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22 at 11 am and 2 pm for storytime with this beloved character!

Character Visit: Pete the Cat

Saturday, May 28 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Sunday, May 29 @ 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!

Character Visit: Elmo

Saturday, June 4 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Sunday, June 5 @ 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: Eeyore

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

Sunday, June 12 @ 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 June 11th and 12th at 11 am and 2 pm as Eeyore visits with a storytime and free craft!

Character Visit: The Cat in the Hat

Saturday, June 18 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Sunday, June 19 @ 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, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th 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, June 25 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Sunday, June 26 @ 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, June 25th and Sunday June 26th at 11 AM and 2 PM for a storytime and craft designed to tickle your funny bone!

Character Visit: Madeline

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

Sunday, July 3 @ 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 July 2nd and Sunday, July 3rd at 11AM and 2PM, for a storytime and craft with one of our lifelong favorite characters!