Story time at the library is one of my favorite things to do to get out of the house with my toddler. He’s learned so many songs and games at story time, and it allows him to interact with kids his age. It’s also a great way for kids who don’t go to preschool or daycare to learn appropriate social interaction with others. Learning to sit still during stories and instilling a love of books are a bonus. Many of the locations have evening and/or Saturday story times, so even if you work a full-time job, there may be times that work for you.
Story times are held nearly every day and some evenings, so you can easily find a story time near you when you need to get out of the house. Some libraries schedule their story time programming as 4 weeks on, 2 weeks off, so click on the links to verify that the programming is scheduled for that day, even if you’ve attended before at a certain time. Check holiday closure times as well.
Columbus Metropolitan Library Systems: Find story times at all branches nearly every day of the week! With so many branches, there are unlimited story time opportunities.
Delaware County District Libraries: Story times for all ages are offered at all 4 branches. Check the calendar here.
Pataskala Public Library: They offer several ages of story time, plus other special family events. See event calendar here.
Westerville Public Library: Check out their full schedule of story times and reading programs, including Tail Waggin’ Tutors, where new and learning readers can read aloud to certified therapy dogs for 10 minute practice sessions.
Worthington Libraries: They offer multiple story times at the various branches nearly every day, and the Hard Rd. location gets RAVE reviews for the kids’ area, so it’s definitely worth going out of your way.
Upper Arlington Public Library: The three branches have lots of story times and fun events. See calendar here.
Southwest Public Libraries: The Grove City and Westland locations offer plenty of story times, game nights, and other fun themed events. See schedule here.
Bexley Public Library: There are lots of story times, events for all ages, and family events. See calendar here.
Marysville Public Library: The two branches host story times for all ages, including Toddler Gym, Play Cafe, and Pages and Paws with therapy dogs.
Licking County Library System: You’ll find lots of fun between the 7 branches in Licking County. See calendar here.
“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller