Singing silly songs, playing games, reading fairy tales and dancing – these are a few reasons why I love storytime. Storytime helps establish ready habits, gives you so many ideas for different books, rhymes, songs and games. One of the most important things I hope the kiddos get from going is seeing how we as adults value our books, libraries and learning. If we are enthusiastic during storytime, it sets a great example and they will *hopefully* share that same enthusiasm.
Listed below are a few of the storytimes we have throughout Columbus. I am sure most of you know that our libraries offer great storytimes, but – I have also included a few other spots in my list.
Barnes & Noble – Sawmill/Polaris/Easton, no registration needed
Lifeway Christian Bookstore at Polaris -Every Friday at 10:30 am.
Lillytimes – The Shops at Worthington Place, Every Tuesday at 10:30 am.
Naturally Curious Kids – Uptown Westerville – 3 & 4’s story time/craft – Thursdays 11:30-12:00. Register on their website prior to going. I also suggest signing up for their emails, they send out lots of great information!
Pottery Barn Kids at Polaris – Tuesdays from 11:00-11:30, no registration needed
Scioto Audobon – Metro Park Downtown – Thursdays at 10:00 a.m., no registration needed
Stratford Ecological Center – 2nd Tuesday of each month, enjoy a fun and educational hour of storytelling and a unique hands-on experience based on the seasonal happenings around the farm. Pack a picnic to enjoy after storytime! $5 per family.
4th Friday Stories – Visit Amish Originals Furniture at 38 N.State St and listen to a story or two as you stroll through 4th Friday in Westerville.
Westerville Farmer’s Market – Fourth Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m., visit the library at the Community Partners Tent at State and Home St. Kids can enjoy listening to stories, picking up a few coloring sheets and collecting a new recipe card each month!