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: Pete the Cat

Saturday, July 23 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Sunday, July 24 @ 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 July 23 and Sunday July 24th at 11 am and 2pm for storytime and crafts with Pete the Cat!

Character Visit: Elmo

Saturday, July 30 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Sunday, July 31 @ 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 30th and 31st at 11 am and 2 pm as one of the greatest characters the world over visits the Strand for stories and crafts!

Character Visit: Pete's Dragon

Saturday, August 6 @ 2-3pm

What secrets are too big to keep? Find out this Saturday at the Strand where we will have a reading of Walt Disney Studio's Pete's Dragon with exclusive items and a special Pete's Dragon craft activity.

Character Visit: Eeyore

Sunday, August 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 August 6th and August 7th at 11 am and 2 pm as Eeyore visits with a storytime and free craft!

Character Visit: The Cat in the Hat

Saturday, August 13 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Sunday, August 14 @ 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, August 13th and August 14th 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, 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.