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Boston Story Hours for Kids and Families

Toddlers and kids love a good story, so finding a local bookstore, or library that offers lively and engaging story hours is a real treat. Many combine storytime with a craft or an activity.


Doria Hughes Story Hour: Porter Square BooksCambridge, Free
Wed, January 1, 2020  -  Sat, December 5, 2020   
Doria Hughes is a wonderful storyteller and totally engages her audience. She reads at Porter Square Books for an hour and selects books with her toddler/preschool audience in mind.
Facebook Live Storytelling Session! by Elaine LindyOnline, Free
Sat, April 25, 2020  -  Sat, December 26, 2020   
Watch each Saturday @ 11am on Facebook Live for a Fairytale or Folktale, lovingly retold by Elaine Lindy of the award-winning website, StoriesToGrowBy.Org. Each story with a positive message for kids.
Outdoor Story & Craft at Smolak FarmsAndover, $$
Fri, October 2, 2020   
We’re excited to be offering one of our popular Story & Craft events in the great outdoors! This wee we'll read 'How I Became a Pirate', along with a Pirate Craft, donut snack, apple picking and more.
Frightful Fridays at Gore PlaceWaltham, $$$
Fri, October 16, 2020  -  Fri, October 30, 2020   
On Oct 16, 23 and 30, Gore Place will present the popular Halloween program called Frightful Fridays. This year, the event will be held under the Century Tent.
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Stories, Stories, Stories at BPL Codman Square BranchDorchester, Free
Sun, January 3, 2021  -  Mon, December 20, 2021   
Join us for pre-school storytime. There will be picture books, songs, and a craft. For kids ages 2-5.
Preschool Story Time: Tiny Living ThingsWaltham, $
Wed, May 14, 2104  -  Wed, May 14, 2014   
Bugs are curious creatures and fun to learn about. After stories and a craft activity, you’ll look for tiny living things out in the garden!
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