2016 Summer Story Times for Kids

summer story times

We hope you’ve been enjoying your summer so far, and keeping busy with our Summer Bucket List and other local tips!  Today we’re sharing some fun story time events happening in July and August.  These story times are great if you have little ones and need to get out of the house but still get out of the sun!  Many also include craft projects or character appearances.  These are free events, but please check individual websites for any preregistration requirements. Enjoy!

Note: Although we try to keep up with any updates to this list,  we recommend visiting the individual website to check for scheduling changes before you head out.

[jbox radius=1]Barnes & Noble Braintree
Free story times on Friday and Saturday mornings, plus special events on select evenings.

July 8, 11:00am – Teeny Tiny Toady Storytime, 7pm – Finding Dory Event
July 9, 11:00am – Daisy-Head Mayzie Storytime
July 15, 11:00am – The Bear and the Piano Storytime, 7pm – Star Wars Event
July 16, 11:00am – Are We There Yet? Storytime, 4pm – Pokemon Event, 7pm – Manga Event
July 22, 11:00am – Mira Forecasts the Future Storytime
July 23, 11:00am – Too Many Moose! Storytime, 7pm – Special Pop Culture Event
July 29, 11:00am – Chimpanzees for Tea Storytime
July 30, 8:00pm –Harry Potter Countdown to Midnight Party
July 31, 9:00am –Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Celebration

Aug 6, 11:00am – Memoirs of a Parrot Storytme
Aug 7, 11:00am -Dinosaurs Love Underpants and Aliens Love Dinopants Storytime, 7pm – Marvel Event
Aug 12, 11:00am – Don’t Splash the Sasquatch Storytime
Aug 13, 11:00am – Milk Goes to School Storytime
Aug 19, 11:00am – Let Me Finish! Storytime
Aug 20, 11:00am -Mira Forecasts the Future and The Bot That Scott Built Storytime, 4pm – Lego Build Event
Aug 26, 11:00am – Surf’s Up Storytime
Aug 27, 11:00am -Summer Reading Triathlon Closing Ceremony  [/jbox]


[jbox radius=1]Barnes & Noble Hingham
Free story times on Wednesday and Friday mornings, plus special events on select Saturdays.

July 8, 10:30am – Where the Wild Things Are Storytime, 7pm – Finding Dory Event
July 9, 11:00am -Daisy-Head Mayzie Storytime
July 13, 10:30am – Secret Life of Pets Storytime
July 15, 10:30am – Caps for Sale Storytime, 7:00pm- Star Wars Event
July 16, 11:00am – Are We There Yet? Storytime, 4pm – Pokemon Event, 7 Manga Event
July 20, 10:30am – Douglass, You Need Glasses Storytime
July 22, 10:30am – Madeline Storytime
July 23, 11:00am -Too Many Moose! Storytime
July 27, 10:30am – Storytime TBD
July 29, 10:30am – Storytime TBD
July 30, 8:00pm – Harry Potter Countdown to Midnight Party

Aug 3, 10:30am -Storytime – Pete the Cat
Aug 4, 10:30am -Storytime – Don’t Push the Button!
Aug 6,  11:00am -Dinosaurs Love Underpants & Aliens Love Dinopants Storytime, 7pm Marvel event
Aug 10, 10:30am – Storytime – Thunder Boy Jr
Aug 12, 10:30am – Storytime – Teddy the Dog
Aug 13, 11a;00am -Milk Goes to School Storytime
Aug 17, 10:30am -Storytime – Chu’s Day at the Beach
Aug 19, 10:30am -Storytime – What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night
Aug 20, 11:00am – Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast read by Author Josh Funk, 11am – Mira Forecasts the Future and The Bot That Scott Built Storytime, 4pm Lego Build Event
Aug 24, 10:30am -Storytime – A Whale in the Bathtub
Aug 26, 10:30am -Storytime – A Fairy Friend
Aug 27, 11:00am -Summer Reading Triathlon Closing Ceremony
Aug 31, 10:30am -Storytime – More-igami  [/jbox]


[jbox radius=1]Buttonwood Books and Toys, Cohasset
Story time and crafts on Fridays at 10am.  Suitable for kids 3 and up.

July 8
July 15
July 22
July 29
Aug 5
Aug 12
Aug 19
Aug 26 [/jbox]


[jbox radius=1]Paragon Carousel, Hull
Friday Morning Story Times held on Fridays in July and August at 10:30am in side the carousel  Enjoy a story read by one of your favorite characters.

July 8 – Elsa
July 15 -Pan & Hook
July 22 -Alice in Wonderland
July 29 -Tinker Bell
Aug 5 -Ariel
Aug 12 -Snow White
Aug 19 -Belle  [/jbox]


[jbox radius=1]Showcase Cinema De Lux Foxboro
Tuesdays at 11:00am
Patriot Place offers a FREE weekly event for kids and their parents. Kids Club Storytime is held 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. Don’t miss the surprises and the fun at this FREE, weekly event.

July 12 – Scooby Doo and the Camping Caper (special appearance by Scooby Doo)
July 19 – Swim, Boots, Swim! (special appearance by Dora)
July 26 – Green Team!! (special appearance by a Ninja Turtle)
Aug 2 – Barney & Baby Bop Go to the Doctor! (special appearance by Barney)
Aug 9 – The ABC’s of Cookies! (special appearance by Cookie Monster)
Aug 23 – The Cat in the Hat Comes Back!! (special appearance by Cat in the Hat)  [/jbox]


[jbox radius=1] South Shore Children’s Museum
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10:30am
Early literacy is key to the success of our future students. Drop in for this fun hour of story telling, crafts and activities with Miss Debbie. You are never too young or too old to enjoy a great story! All ages welcome.   Please call ahead (781-206-4955) to let us know if you’ll be joining us, so we can prepare crafts and materials.  [/jbox]

[jbox radius=1] South Shore Pottery Shop
Enjoy story time and painting a related piece to the story.  For children under age 6.  Walk ins welcome.

Friday, July 8th at 3pm
Thursday, July 21st at 10:30am
Wednesday, Aug 3rd at 10:30am
Thursday, Aug 18th at 10a;30am
Tuesday, Aug 23rd at 10:30am  [/jbox]

[jbox radius=1] Local public libraries host free children’s story times all summer long (there are too many to list)!  Check the links below for events in your area, including outdoor story times, music and crafts too.

Abington – Abington Public Library
Avon – Avon Public Library
Braintree – Thayer Public Library
Bridgewater – Bridgewater Public Library
Brockton – Brockton Public Library
Canton – Canton Public Library
Carver – Carver Public Library
Cohasset – Paul Pratt Memorial Library
Duxbury – Duxbury Free Library
Easton – Ames Free Library
Halifax – Holmes Public Library
Hanover –  Curtis Free Library
Hanson – Hanson Public Library
Holbrook – Holbrook Public Library
Kingston – Kingston Public Library
Marshfield – Marshfield Public Library
Middleboro – Middleboro Public Library
Milton – Milton Public Library
Norwell – Norwell Public Library
Quincy – Thomas Crane Public Library
Pembroke – Pembroke Public Library
Plymouth – Plymouth Public Library
Randolph – Turner Free Library
Scituate – Scituate Town Library
Sharon – Sharon Public Library
Stoughton – Stoughton Public Library
Taunton – Taunton Public Library
Weymouth – Tufts Library
Whitman –Whitman Public Library





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