8 Story Times in Cbus

Hi! I am Stacie from Little Adventures Await. Thanks to Signe for inviting me to guest post about story times in Columbus…

We all know and love our Columbus Metropolitan Library story times. You can find them at your local branch at a variety of age levels, and you can be assured that they have taken the time to pick the very best books.


If you ever want to try something new or the times just aren’t fitting your schedule, you can always try one of these places. I have linked directly to the story time pages:

Cover to Cover (Clintonville)
Tuesdays 10:30/Saturdays 11:00 (free)
This little bookstore is synonymous with Clintonville charm. Stop in during the week or after a visit to the farmers market for a few stories and some animal crackers. Jan picks out the greatest book themes!


Scioto Audubon (Downtown)
Thursdays/Saturdays 10:00 (free)
Be surrounded by nature and bird-watching in the gorgeous nature center during a nature-themed story time. Naturalists will share information about the animals and then you can take time to explore for yourselves.

Lily Limes (Worthington Mall)
2nd Tuesdays 10:30 (free)
Sit down on the ABC mat in the beautiful boutique and toy shop, right outside of the mall playground.

Delaware Parks and Preservation
Various times during the month (free)
Come for stories and then take a walk through one of the picturesque parks you may have never visited.

Barnes and Noble (multiple locations)
Times vary each week based on location (free)
With stores all over the city, it is easy to stop in for one of their story/activity times based on favorite authors or holidays. The link shows the Tremont store, but check your own store in the dropdown menu on the top left.


Naturally Curious Kids (Westerville)
Thursdays 11:30 (free)
Come for the stories, stay for the toys! I have heard great things about this store and can’t wait to pair it with a walk around uptown Westerville.

Metro Parks (multiple locations)
Times vary each week based on location (free)
There are Metro Parks in every corner of Columbus, and their mission is to educate about conservation and wildlife. Get ready to learn about Ohio animals with a story and then explore the park!

Stratford Ecological Center (Delaware)
2nd Tuesday of the month, March-November (free, but donations appreciated)
If you’ve read my blog, you know I love Stratford. I can’t think of a better combination than a story and time to play on the farm.

Franklin Park Conservatory (Downtown)
Thursdays 10:30 (free with admission)
Listen to a story that is paired with a hands-on activity, craft or tour of the conservatory. This is a brand new program the starts tomorrow (2/4/16), and based on my experience with their Saturday activities, it should be fantastic!

Thank you for letting me stop by, Signe! And join me over at Little Adventures Await for more fun in and around Columbus.

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