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 by a parent for the duration of their visit

Louie Chin: Don't Ask a Dinosaur

Saturday April 21st @ 11am

Don't Ask a Dinosaur is about a party that goes wildly awry when a pack of dinosaurs with very unique physical attributes attempt to help set up. Illustrator Louie Chin will join us for our 11 am Storytime on Saturday April 21st to tell you what NOT to ask a dinosaur, followed by a dino drawing demo!

The Cat in the Hat: Storytime and Crafts

Sunday April 22nd @ 11am-12pm, 2-3pm

The infamous Cat in the Hat is here, and he’s bringing fun and activities that are sure to inspire everyone’s imagination! Come join us Saturday and Sunday at 11AM and 2PM, for what is sure to be a memorable story time featuring Dr. Seuss’ most beloved character.

Madeline: Storytime and Crafts

Saturday April 28th @ 11am-12pm, 2-3pm

Sunday April 29th @ 11am-12pm, 2-3pm

In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines- the smallest one was Madeline! And she flew all the way across the Atlantic to share her stories with you! Come join us on Saturday and Sunday at 11AM and 2PM, for a storytime and craft with one of our lifelong favorite characters.

The Gruffalo: Storytime and Crafts

Saturday May 5th @ 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 Saturday, June 27th and Sunday, June 28th at 11AM and 2PM for storytime and crafts as we welcome our not so scary friend!

Jon Klassen + Mac Barnett present: Square

Tuesday May 8th @ 7pm

Meet New York Times best-selling best buds Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen as they celebrate the release of their newest picture book Square! This event is ticketed. However, children 12 and under can enter for free with a ticket-holding guardian!

I Hate Everyone: Naomi Daniels

Sunday May 6th @ 11am

“I hate everyone.” In your worst mood, it's a phrase you might want to shout out loud, even if deep down you don't really mean it. Set at a birthday party, this disgruntled first-person story portrays the confusing feelings that sometimes make it impossible to be nice, even—or especially—when everyone else is in party mode. Come meet author Naomi Danis Sunday May 6th at 11 am for a celebratory story time event!

Doc McStuffins: Storytime and Crafts

Saturday May 12th @ 11am-12pm, 2-3pm

Sunday May 13th @ 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 and Sunday at both 11 am and 2 pm for Storytime with this beloved character!

Elmo: Storytime and Crafts

Saturday May 19th @ 11am-12pm, 2-3pm

Making his way down Sesame Street and into our very own Children’s Corner is the always lovable Elmo. Spreading smiles and hugs along the way he decided to stop by and celebrate this weekend with us! Come join us Saturday and Sunday at 11AM and 2PM as one of the greatest characters the world over visits the Strand for stories and crafts!

Pirasta for the Colorful

Sunday May 20th @ 2pm