Grand Rapids Story Times are Fun, Educational, and Free!

Who doesn’t love an activity with kids that is well-organized, educational, fun, and FREE?? Heading to the local library for story time is one of my favorite outings with my kids! We live in Alger Heights and love to bike over to Grand Rapids Public Library Seymour Branch.

Each session includes singing, rhymes, and, of course, story time! 

After story time, there is a hand-ons activity and playtime. During activity time, we’ve made construction vests out of duct tape, colored with bingo dabbers, and made flowers out of pipe cleaners. The last time we went there was even a bubble machine!

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More than Story Time

An added bonus of Story Time at the library is that it is a great way to connect with parents in your neighborhood.  I love to meet other moms who live nearby and catch up with them on weekly basis.

I’ve also learned valuable parenting advice at story time. I learned that the slower pronunciation in singing promotes language development.  Since then we’ve been jamming out in the car to Disney songs and learning at the same time!

Check out our list below of story times around the area both at libraries and bookstores and head to your local one to connect with your neighborhood and enjoy a fun-filled and educational time with your kids!

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Story Times Happening Now Around Grand Rapids

Monday August 26, 2019

Date/Time Event
🆓 10:30 AM

Family Storytime at KDL Alto
at KDL Alto Branch Library, Alto

🆓 3:00 PM

Storytime at the Lighthouse
at Muskegon South Pierhead Light, Muskegon

Tuesday August 27, 2019

Date/Time Event
🆓 10:00 AM

Baby Storytime at Cedar Springs Public Library
at Cedar Springs Public Library, Cedar Springs

🆓 11:00 AM

Cedar Springs Public Library Toddler Storytime
at Cedar Springs Public Library, Cedar Springs

🆓 6:30 PM

Read GR: Westside Storytime in the Park
at Lincoln Park, Grand Rapids

🆓 6:30 PM

Westside Storytime in the Park
at Lincoln Park, Grand Rapids

🆓 7:00 PM

Storytime in the Park
at Garfield Park, Grand Rapids

Wednesday August 28, 2019

Date/Time Event
🆓 10:30 AM

Family Storytime at the Park with KDL East GR Branch
at John Collins Park, Grand Rapids

Thursday August 29, 2019

Date/Time Event
🆓 10:30 AM

Children's Story Time at Baker Book House
at Baker Book House, Grand Rapids

🆓 10:30 AM

Glenys Nellist Book Launch Party!
at Baker Book House, Grand Rapids

🆓 10:30 AM

Hackley Public Library Summer Storytime
at Hackley Public Library, Muskegon

🆓 10:30 AM

Thursday Morning Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Rivertown
at Barnes & Noble Rivertown Crossings, Grandville

Friday August 30, 2019

Date/Time Event
🆓 10:30 AM

Friday Morning Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Woodland
at Barnes & Noble Woodland Mall, Grand Rapids

Saturday August 31, 2019

Date/Time Event
🆓 11:00 AM

A Tale of Two Tribes: A Wetmore Forest Story Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Muskegon
at Barnes & Noble Muskegon, Muskegon

🆓 11:00 AM

A Tale of Two Tribes: A Wetmore Forest Story Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Woodland
at Barnes & Noble Woodland Mall, Grand Rapids

🆓 11:00 AM

A Tale of Two Tribes: A Wetmore Forest Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Holland
at Barnes & Noble Felch St. Plaza, Holland

🆓 11:00 AM

A Tale of Two Tribes: A Wetmore Forest Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Rivertown
at Barnes & Noble Rivertown Crossings, Grandville

Tuesday September 3, 2019

Date/Time Event
🆓 10:00 AM

Baby Storytime at Cedar Springs Public Library
at Cedar Springs Public Library, Cedar Springs

🆓 11:00 AM

Cedar Springs Public Library Toddler Storytime
at Cedar Springs Public Library, Cedar Springs

11:15 AM

“Fall”-Inspired Storytime
at Frederik Meijer Gardens for Families, Grand Rapids

Wednesday September 4, 2019

Date/Time Event
11:15 AM

“Fall”-Inspired Storytime
at Frederik Meijer Gardens for Families, Grand Rapids

Thursday September 5, 2019

Date/Time Event
🆓 10:30 AM

Children's Story Time at Baker Book House
at Baker Book House, Grand Rapids

🆓 10:30 AM

Storytime at Hackley Public Library
at Hackley Public Library, Muskegon

🆓 10:30 AM

Thursday Morning Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Rivertown
at Barnes & Noble Rivertown Crossings, Grandville

Friday September 6, 2019

Date/Time Event
🆓 9:30 AM

Loutit District Library Toddler Storytime
at Loutit District Library, Grand Haven

🆓 10:00 AM

Allendale Township Library Storytime and Music & Movement
at Allendale Township Library, Allendale

🆓 10:30 AM

Friday Morning Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Woodland
at Barnes & Noble Woodland Mall, Grand Rapids

🆓 11:00 AM

Loutit District Library Baby Storytime
at Loutit District Library, Grand Haven

🆓 11:15 AM

Family Storytime at Cedar Springs Public Library
at Cedar Springs Public Library, Cedar Springs

Saturday September 7, 2019

Date/Time Event
10:30 AM

The Grand Tea Party
at Baker Book House, Grand Rapids

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