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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
Tue, January 1, 2019  -  Thu, December 5, 2019   
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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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.
Patriot Place Storytime at Cinema de LuxFoxboro, Free
Fri, January 18, 2019  -  Fri, November 29, 2019   
Patriot Place offers a FREE weekly event for kids and their parents every Tuesday at Showcase Cinema de Lux at 11:00am. After a story reading a special character makes a weekly appearance followed by a short movie.
Kids Storytime & Music at Paragon CarouselHull, Free
Fri, July 5, 2019  -  Fri, August 30, 2019   
Paragon Carousel across from Nantasket beach will be hosting weekly kids' storytime on Friday mornings at 10:30 am for a story read aloud inside the Paragon Carousel by one of your favorite characters!
Storytime at the Museums - Historic NewtonNewton, Free
Sat, July 13, 2019  -  Wed, August 28, 2019   
Our free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 18 months to 6 years old by focusing on play, Newton's history, literacy, and lessons from our museums.
Rosalita's PuppetsBoston, Free
Sat, July 27, 2019  -  Sat, August 31, 2019   
Every Saturday come on down to Faneuil Hall and watch Rosalita’s Puppets. They are sure to charm children and adults alike with new productions each week.
Storytime at the Museums - FeelingsNewton, Free
Sat, August 24, 2019  -  Sat, August 24, 2019   
Each 30-45 minute program includes reading from a children's book, an activity, a museum takeaway, and access to the museum afterward. Families are welcome to bring snacks for their kids.
Storytime at the Museums - FeelingsNewton, $
Wed, August 28, 2019  -  Wed, August 28, 2019   
Each 30-45 minute program includes reading from a children's book, an activity, a museum takeaway, and access to the museum afterward. Families are welcome to bring snacks for their kids.
Storytime Saturdays at Tenacre SchoolWellesley, Free
Sat, September 7, 2019  -  Sat, September 7, 2019   
Join us this fall for a fun, thematic story and craft program geared to 3 and 4 year olds. Each of the four sessions is taught by one of the Tenacre pre-kindergarten or kindergarten teachers.
Story Time Saturdays at Tenacre SchoolWellesley, Free
Sat, September 7, 2019  -  Sat, September 28, 2019   
Join us this fall for a fun, thematic story and craft program geared to 3 and 4 year olds. Each of the four sessions is taught by one of the Tenacre pre-kindergarten or kindergarten teachers.
Storytime at the Museums: Jackson HomesteadNewton, Free
Sat, September 7, 2019  -  Sat, October 19, 2019   
Our free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 0 months to 3 years old by focusing on literacy through different themes., Repeating every 2 weeks — Saturdays through October 19, 2019, 9:30-10am
Storytime at the Museums: Durant-Kenrick HouseNewton, Free
Wed, September 11, 2019  -  Wed, October 23, 2019   
Our free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 0 months to 3 years old by focusing on literacy with different themes, Repeating every 2 weeks on Wednesdays beginning at 10:30am
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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