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

Sunday September 15, 2019

Date/Time Event
🆓 11:00 AM

Baby & Me Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Holland
at Barnes & Noble Felch St. Plaza, Holland

🆓 11:00 AM

Baby & Me Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Muskegon
at Barnes & Noble Muskegon, Muskegon

🆓 11:00 AM

Baby & Me Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Rivertown
at Barnes & Noble Rivertown Crossings, Grandville

🆓 11:00 AM

Baby & Me Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Woodland
at Barnes & Noble Woodland Mall, Grand Rapids

Monday September 16, 2019

Date/Time Event
🆓 9:45 AM

Toddler Time at the Walker KDL
at KDL Walker Branch Library, Walker

🆓 10:00 AM

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

🆓 10:00 AM

Babytime at KDL Rockford
at KDL Rockford Krause Library, Rockford

🆓 10:00 AM

Toddler Time at the Caledonia KDL
at KDL Caledonia Township Branch Library, Caledonia

🆓 10:00 AM

Toddler Time at the Comstock Park KDL
at KDL Comstock Park Library, Comstock Park

🆓 10:30 AM

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

🆓 10:30 AM

Yoga Storytime at KDL Wyoming
at KDL Wyoming Library, Wyoming

🆓 10:45 AM

OAISD Play n Learn (Ages 0-5) at Herrick District Library
at Herrick District Library, Holland

🆓 10:45 AM

Toddler Time at the Walker KDL
at KDL Walker Branch Library, Walker

🆓 11:00 AM

Story Time at Schuler Books
at Schulers Books and Music- 28th Street, Grand Rapids

🆓 11:00 AM

Toddler Time at the Caledonia KDL
at KDL Caledonia Township Branch Library, Caledonia

🆓 12:30 PM

Baby & Me Storytime - GRPL West Leonard Branch
at Grand Rapids Public Library – West Leonard Branch, Grand Rapids

🆓 6:30 PM

Baby & Me Storytime - GRPL Main Library
at Grand Rapids Public Library – Main Branch, Grand Rapids

🆓 6:30 PM

Bilingual Pajama Time - GRPL West Leonard Branch
at Grand Rapids Public Library – West Leonard Branch, Grand Rapids

🆓 6:30 PM

Family Storytime at the Walker KDL
at KDL Walker Branch Library, Walker

🆓 6:30 PM

Yoga Storytime at KDL Grandville
at KDL Grandville Branch Library, Grandville

Tuesday September 17, 2019

Date/Time Event
🆓 9:30 AM

Community Play Groups
at GRCC Early Childhood Learning Laboratory, Grand Rapids

🆓 9:30 AM

Toddler Storytime at Herrick District Library
at Herrick District Library, Holland

🆓 10:00 AM

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

🆓 10:00 AM

Baby Storytime at Herrick District Library- North Branch
at Herrick District Library- North Side Branch, Holland

🆓 10:00 AM

Babytime at the Byron Township KDL
at KDL Byron Center Branch Library, Byron Center

🆓 10:00 AM

Family Storytime at the Gaines Township KDL
at KDL Gaines Township Branch Library, Grand Rapids

🆓 10:00 AM

Preschool Storytime at KDL Cascade Township
at KDL Cascade Branch Library, Grand Rapids

🆓 10:00 AM

Preschool Storytime at the Grandville KDL
at KDL Grandville Branch Library, Grandville

🆓 10:00 AM

Story Time with a Twist at Caledonia Dance and Music Center
at Caledonia Dance & Music Center, Caledonia

🆓 10:00 AM

Toddler Time at KDL Cascade Township
at Cascade Branch Library – KDL, Grand Rapids

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