Storytime Calendar – Grand Rapids & Lakeshore

storytime events calendar for Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Storytime Calendar – Grand Rapids & Lakeshore

Is your family looking for storytimes in Grand Rapids and around the Lakeshore?

Use this list of regularly occurring storytimes to plan your day.

The list is organized by day so you can choose events that fit your schedule. Some activities are off during school breaks or public holidays, so check first that they’re happening before you go.

» More events are listed on the daily events calendar. Select a date below to jump there.

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FEATURED EVENTS

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Princess Day at John Ball Zoo is August 12, 2020

Aug 12 @ John Ball Zoo
Whether fairy or wizard, prince or princess, everyone is invited to come in costume to Princess Day on Tuesday, July 21st from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at John Ball ...
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Explore Your Educational Options at The Tutoring Center’s Grand Opening Celebration – Sept 12

Sept 12 @ 5751 Byron Center Ave. SW, Wyoming
This family-friendly event will feature fun kids activities and games, center tours, raffles, prizes, and light refreshments. It will also include a ribbon-cutting ceremony with local business and government leaders ...
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MONDAYS 

 9:30 am           

Wimee’s Words 🆓
» Kent District Library – Interactive LIVE kids show that encourages imagination, vocabulary building, and storytelling through puppetry, music, and wordplay. (June 1-July 21)

  10 am              

Storytime Live 🆓
» Kent District Library – Enjoy stories, rhymes, and music to build early literacy skills and develop a love of reading. (June 1-Aug 3)

  10:30 am              

Sing-Along Storytime Live 🆓
» Kent District Library – Strum and sing with Dave on the Kent District Library Facebook page. (June 1-29)

  11 am              

Storytime Live 🆓
» Georgetown Township Public Library: Ages 3-5. Stories, songs, rhymes, and more! (June 1-Aug 3)
» Schuler Books: Sing songs, make a craft and go on a new adventure. (June 8-July 27)

Children’s Garden Summer Activities: Move to the Music 
» Frederik Meijer Gardens: Whether by clapping your hands, tapping your toes or lending a voice, follow along with local musicians as we make music every Monday. (June 14-August 22)

  1 pm              

Yoga Storytime Live 🆓
» Kent District Library – Yoga Storytime will be live streamed on the Kent District Library Facebook page. (June 1-29)

 7:30 pm              

Rhyme Time Music & Movement Live 🆓
» Kent District Library – Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities. (June 1-Aug 3)

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TUESDAYS 

 9:30 am              

Baby & Toddler Storytime Live 🆓
» Herrick District Library – Songs, fingerplays, stories and more live on Facebook!  (June 9-Aug. 25)

Wimee’s Words 🆓
» Kent District Library – Interactive LIVE kids show that encourages imagination, vocabulary building, and storytelling through puppetry, music, and wordplay. (June 1-July 21)

  10 am              

Storytime Live 🆓
» Kent District Library – Read and sing together as a family – all from the comfort of your own home. (June 2-30)
» Cedar Springs Public Library – Enjoy a book, songs and a craft virtually. (June 9-July 28, *skip June 30)

  11 am              

Children’s Garden Summer Activities: Summer Storytime 
» Frederik Meijer Gardens: Experience stories by jumping like frogs onto pretend lily pads, or chanting and cheering for your favorite story characters. There will be a variety of sensational stories all summer long. (June 14-August 22)

  1 pm              

Babytime Live 🆓
» Kent District Library – Delight and engage your baby with songs, a story and playtime. (June 2-Aug 4)

WEDNESDAYS 

 9:30 am              

Wimee’s Words 🆓
» Kent District Library: Interactive LIVE kids show that encourages imagination, vocabulary building, and storytelling through puppetry, music, and wordplay. (June 1-July 21)

  10 am              

Storytime Live 🆓
» Kent District Library: Enjoy stories, rhymes, and music to build early literacy skills and develop a love of reading. (June 3-Aug 5)

  11 am              

Children’s Garden Summer Activities: Weaving & Spinning Tales
» Frederik Meijer Gardens: Gather around for fun-filled stories about silly sheep, busy spiders, colorful clouds and brilliant rainbows all that all highlighting weaving and spinning. Then enjoy weaving demonstrations with a professional fiber artist. (June 14-August 22)

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THURSDAYS 

 9:30 am              

Preschool & Family Storytime Live 🆓
» Herrick District Library: Stories, singing, and other activities live on Facebook!   (June 11-Aug. 2, *skip July 2)

Wimee’s Words 🆓
» Kent District Library: Interactive LIVE kids show that encourages imagination, vocabulary building, and storytelling through puppetry, music, and wordplay. (June 1-July 21)

  11 am              

Children’s Garden Summer Activities: Sculpture Tales
» Frederik Meijer Gardens: These walks will highlight sculptures throughout the Children’s Garden in fun ways that will have guests exploring their imaginations through interactive stories, games and activities. (June 14-August 22)

  1 pm              

Toddler Time Live 🆓
» Kent District Library: Music, movement and stories that help to develop language, motor and social skills. (June 4-Aug 6)

 7 pm              

Bedtime Storytime Live 🆓
» Cedar Springs Public Library. Grab a snack, blanket and stuffed animal for virtual bedtime stories. (June 11-July 23, *skip July 3)

FRIDAYS 

 9:30 am              

Wimee’s Words 🆓
» Kent District Library: Interactive LIVE kids show that encourages imagination, vocabulary building, and storytelling through puppetry, music, and wordplay. (June 1-July 21)

  10 am              

Yoga Storytime Live 🆓
» Kent District Library: Yoga Storytime will be live streamed on the Kent District Library Facebook page. (June 5-26)

Storytime Live 🆓
» Loutit District Library: Join Miss Elizabeth for stories, songs, rhymes and more! (June 5-Aug 7)

  11 am              

Children’s Garden Summer Activities: Garden Helpers
» Frederik Meijer Gardens: Learn how to care for a garden like little garden helpers—squirmy worms, lovely ladybugs and other helpful creatures! Investigate how these tiny animals help in big ways through activities such as up-close observations and interactive stories. (June 14-August 22)

 7:30 pm              

Bedtime Storytime Live 🆓
» Kent District Library: Join your favorite librarians for an evening bedtime story. (June 5-Aug 7)

SATURDAYS 

  11 am              

Storytime Live 🆓
» Schuler Books: Sing songs, make a craft and go on a new adventure. (June 6-August 1)

SUNDAYS 

  10 am              

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  LOCATIONS  

Farmer’s Market Addresses

Byron Center Farmers Market
8085 Byron Center Ave SW, Byron Center, MI 49315

Caledonia Farmers Market
9957 Cherry Valley Ave SE, Caledonia, MI 49316

Fulton Street Farmers Market
1145 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Grand Haven Farmers Market
Chinook Pier, N Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417

Holland Farmers Market
150 W 8th St, Holland, MI 49423

Kentwood Farmers Market
4900 Breton Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508

Lowell Area Farmers Market
11840 Fulton St E, Lowell, MI 49331

Rockford Farmers Market
27 S Squires St Square, Rockford, MI 49341

Library Addresses

Allendale Township Library
6175 Library Ln, Allendale, MI 49401

Cedar Springs Public Library
107 N Main St NE, Cedar Springs, MI 49319

Georgetown Township Public Library
1525 Baldwin St, Jenison, MI 49428

Grand Rapids Public Library- Main Library
111 Library Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Grand Rapids Public Library- Madison Square Branch
1201 Madison SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Grand Rapids Public Library- Ottawa Hills Branch
1150 Giddings SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Grand Rapids Public Library- Seymour Branch
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Grand Rapids Public Library- Van Belkum Branch
1563 Plainfield NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Grand Rapids Public Library- West Leonard Branch
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Grand Rapids Public Library- West Side Branch
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Grand Rapids Public Library- Yankee Clipper Branch
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Henika District Library
149 S Main St, Wayland, MI 49348

Herrick District Library- Main Library
300 S. River, Holland, MI 49423

Herrick District Library- North Branch
155 Riley St, Holland, MI 49424

Howard Miller Public Library
14 S Church St, Zeeland, MI 49464

Loutit District Library
407 Columbus Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417

Indoor Play Center Addresses

Amped Reality VR
2923 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

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