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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.


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Family Friendly Events & Story Hours at BPL BranchesBoston, Free
Tue, January 1, 2019  -  Fri, December 20, 2019   
Here is a link to the BPL events calendar that highlights all of the family-friendly events and programs at all of BPL branches. A handy tool if you are looking for drop-in activities.
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Mother Goose on the LooseBoston, Free
Mon, January 7, 2019  -  Fri, December 20, 2019   
An interactive storytime that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. Followed by free play.
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Stories, Stories, Stories at BPL Codman Square BranchDorchester, Free
Tue, January 15, 2019  -  Fri, December 20, 2019   
Join us for pre-school storytime. There will be picture books, songs, and a craft. For kids ages 2-5.
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.
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Weir River Farm Winter Barnyard Story HourHingham, Free
Wed, January 15, 2020  -  Wed, March 18, 2020   
Barnyard stories come alive when you get to meet the main characters! Bring your preschooler down to the farm for our version of story time.
SUITCASE STORIES at Somerville TheatreSomerville, $
Fri, January 31, 2020  -  Fri, January 31, 2020   
Suitcase Stories® features foreign- and US-born residents sharing powerful and inspiring stories of refugee and immigrant life. Featured nationally on PBS, Suitcase Stories exposes the complexity of immigrant experiences through personal narrative.
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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