St. Louis Mom Local Storytime Guide

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The benefits of reading can’t be overstated. Kids benefit holistically when they are exposed to books. From libraries to storytimes, there are so many free reading opportunities for us to share with our children. We love a good story, AND a good storytime, so we are sharing some local storytime events here with you.

Please note that storytimes frequently change, so check the websites and schedules before you head out the door!

AROUND THE METRO EAST

 

Afterwords Books

441 E. Vandalia Street, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Storytime: Saturdays at 11 am through Goshen Market season

 

 

Barnes + Noble

6510 N. Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Storytime: Saturdays at 10 am Starting in OCTOBER

 

 

Blossom Play Cafe

2 Eagle Center, Suite 2, O’Fallon, IL 62269

Cookie Bookie Events include storytime, songs, and a cookie to decorate! Stay for art and play time as well! 

Wednesdays 8:30 am

Thursdays 10:30 am

Cost: $15 per event

 

 

The Nature Institute

2213 S. Levis Lane, Godfrey, IL 62035

“This program is designed for preschool aged children accompanied by an adult. Participants will learn about nature, read a story, and go for a short hike. This program takes place on the 1st Tuesday of the month in the spring of 2022, and the 1st Wednesday of the month in the fall of 2022. 

September 7 – Animal Olympics

October 5 – Batty for Bats

November 2nd – Fascinating Fungi

December 7 – Habitat Hunt

There is a fee of $4/members, $5 non–members. Register online.

LIBRARIES

 

two girls, sitting side by side at storytime at the library

 

ALTON

 

Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall

132 Alton Square, Alton, IL 62002

Storytime with Sam: Thursdays at 10 am

 

Downtown Library

326 Belle Street, Alton, IL 62002

Storytime with Miss Mary Kay: Tuesdays at 10 am

 

East Alton Public Library

250 Washington Avenue, East Alton, IL 62024

Storytime events vary.

 

BELLEVILLE

 

Belleville Public Library

Main Library

121 E. Washington, Belleville, IL 62220

Storytime: Tuesdays at 10 am | Wednesdays at 10 am

 

West Branch Library

3414 W. Main Street, Belleville, IL 62226

 

COLLINSVILLE

 

Mississippi Valley Library District

Collinsville Library

408 W. Main Street, Collinsvillle, IL 62234

Preschool Storytime: Tuesdays at 10 am

 

EAST ST. LOUIS

 

East St. Louis Library

5300 State Street, East St. Louis, IL 62203

 

EDWARDSVILLE 

 

Edwardsville Public Library

112 S. Kansas Street, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Preschool Storytime: Thursdays  at 10 am

Toddler Time: Tuesdays at 10 am

 

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS

 

Fairview Heights Public Library

10017 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Fall Storytime: Thursdays 10:30 am and 5 pm

 

GRANITE CITY

 

Six Mile Regional Library District

2001 Delmar Avenue, Granite City, IL 62040

Storytime: Mondays at 10 am

 

O’FALLON

 

O’Fallon Public Library

120 Civic Plaza, O’Fallon, IL 62269

Toddler Tales: 2nd + 4th Wednesdays at 9:30

Preschool Storytime: Mondays at 10:30

AROUND STL CITY

Forest Park | Storytime Adventures at the Nature Playscape

St. Louis, MO 63110

Tuesdays at 10 am through October

 

 

Missouri History Museum

5700 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63112

Storytime: Various Fridays and Saturdays

 

 

PBS Storytime in the Commons

3653 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63108

Storytime: Select Saturdays from 9:30 – 11 am

Free, but registration is required.

 

 

St. Louis Science Center

5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

Storytime: Fridays + Saturdays at 10:15 am and Sundays at 11:30 am at the Energy Stage

 

LIBRARIES

 

library shelves packed with colorful books

 

 

St. Louis Public Library Branches

Storytime Schedule

 

 

Buder Library

4401 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63109

Storytime – Baby Bookworms: Thursdays at  9:30 am

Storytime: Thursdays at 10 am 

Storytime:  Saturdays at 10 am

 

 

Carpenter Library

33089 South Grand Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63118

Wednesdays at 10:30 am

 

 

Kingshighway Library

2260 South Vandeventer Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

Storytime: Thursdays at 10:30 am

 

 

Machacek Library

6424 Scanlan Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63139

Wednesdays at 10 am

 

 

Schlafly Library

225 N. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108

Wednesdays at 10:30 am

 

 

 

AROUND NORTH COUNTY

LIBRARIES

 

a librarian reading to a group of kids

 

 

St. Louis County Library Storytimes 

 

 

Bridgeton Trails Branch

3455 McKelvey Road, Bridgeton, MO 63044

Storytime: Wednesdays at 10 am

Lap Time: Thursdays at 10 am

 

 

Florissant Valley Branch

195 New Florissant Road, S. Florissant, MO 63031

Storytime: Thursdays at 10 am

Lap Time: Tuesdays at 10 am

 

 

Jamestown Bluffs Branch

4153 N. Highway 37, Florissant, MO 63034

Storytime: Fridays at 10 am

Lap time: Wednesdays at 10 am

 

 

Lewis + Clark Branch

9909 Lewis-Clark Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63136 

Storytime: Wednesdays at 10 am

Lap Time: Fridays at 10 am

 

 

Natural Bridge Branch

7606 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63121

Storytime: Thursdays at 10:30 am

Lap Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 am

 

 

Prairie Commons Branch

915 Utz Lane, Hazelwood, MO 63042

Storytime: Tuesdays at 10 am

Lap Time: Mondays at 10 am

 

 

Rock Road Branch

10267 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Ann, MO 63074

Storytime: Thursdays at 10:30 am

Lap time: Fridays at 10:30 am

 

 

AROUND SOUTH COUNTY

LIBRARIES

a book that has cut outs of a house, trees, and a helicopter popping out open on a library table

 

 

Jefferson County Library

Arnold Branch

Storytime: Mondays + Tuesdays at 10 am

 

 

St. Louis County Library Storytimes 

 

Cliff Cave Branch

5430 Telegraph Road, St. Louis, MO 63129

Storytime: Mondays at 10 am

Lap Time: Wednesdays at 10 am

 

Grant’s View Branch

9700 Musick Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63123

Storytime: Fridays at 10 am

Lap time: Tuesdays at 10 am

2-year-old Storytime: Thursdays at 10 am

 

Oak Bend Branch

842 S. Holmes Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63122

Storytime: Thursdays at 10:30 am

Lap Time: Fridays at 10 am

 

Meramec Valley Branch

1501 San Simeon Way, Fenton, MO 63026

Storytime: Wednesdays at 10 am

Lap Time: Thursdays at 9:30 am

Click here to watch our Instagram Reel!

 

Weber Road Branch

4444 Weber Road, St. Louis, MO 63123

Storytime: Thursdays at 10 am

Lap Time: Fridays at 10 am

AROUND MID COUNTY

Barnes and Noble

8871 Ladue Road, Ladue, MO 63124

Storytime: Saturdays at 11:30 am

 

 

Betty’s Books

10 Summit Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119

Storytimes: Thursdays at 10:30 am

 

EyeSeeMe African American Bookstore

6951 Olive Boulevard, University City, MO 63130

Storytime: Sundays at 3 pm + Tuesdays at 11:30 am

 

 

Novel Neighbor

7905 Big Bend Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63119

Check website for return of story time on Saturdays – not currently holding them.

 

 

Whisker Station

212 North Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122

Storytime occasionally on Saturday mornings. Event is an hour long, and they charge admission. 

Currently scheduled: 

Saturday, 9/24 at 9 am

Saturday, 11/19 at 9 am

 

 

LIBRARIES

two girls choosing books at a library

 

 

Brentwood Public Library

8675 Eulalia Avenue, Brentwood, MO 63144

Toddler Storytime: Tuesdays at 9:30 am

 

 

Kirkwood Public Library

140 East Jefferson Avenue, Kirkwood, MO 63122

Storytime: Mondays at 10:30 | some Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30 (double check exact dates here!

Books for Babies: some Thursdays at 9:30 am

Click here to watch our Instagram Reel!

 

 

Maplewood Public Library

7550 Lohmeyer Avenue, Maplewood, MO 63143

Preschool Storytime: Tuesdays at 10 am

Baby – Toddler Storytime: Fridays at 10 am

 

 

Richmond Heights Memorial Library

8001 Dale Avenue, Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Stories + Playtimes: Thursdays at 4 pm | Mondays at 10 am

 

 

Rock Hill Public Library

9811 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63119

Books for Babies: Wednesdays at 10 am

 

 

University City Public Library

6900 Delmar Boulevard, University City, MO 63130 

(temporary location during renovation of 6701 Delmar Boulevard)

Storytime: Tuesdays at 10 am

 

 

Webster Groves Public Library

301 East Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119

Storytime Ages 2+: Tuesdays & Thursdays  at 10 am 

Storytime Infants to Age 2: Wednesdays at 10 am

 

 

 

St. Louis County Library Storytimes 

 

Mid-County Branch

7821 Maryland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63105

Storytime: Wednesdays at 10 am 

Lap Time: Fridays at 10 am

 

 

Parkview Branch

8400 Delport Drive, St. Louis, MO 63114

Storytime: Tuesdays at 10 am

Lap Time: Thursdays at 10 am

AROUND WEST COUNTY

Barnes + Noble

1600 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017

Storytime: Returning Soon to this Location

 

 

Books and Buddies – World Bird Sanctuary

125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road, Valley Park, MO 63088

First and Third Mondays at 10 am, May through October. Reserve a spot online!

LIBRARIES

a baby boy on the floor during story time at the library

 

St. Louis County Library Storytimes

 

Daniel Boone Branch

300 Clarkson Road, Ellisville, MO 63011

Storytime: Wednesdays at 10 am

Lap Time: Mondays at 10 am

2-year-old Storytime: Tuesdays at 10 am

Pajama Storytime: 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm

Click here to watch our Instagram reel!

 

Eureka Hills Branch

500 Workman Road, Eureka, MO 63025

Storytime: Wednesdays at 10 am

Lap Time: Thursdays at 9:30 am

Pajama Storytime: 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 pm

 

Grand Glaze Branch

1010 Meramec Station Road, Manchester, MO 63021

Storytime: Thursdays at 10 am

Lap Time: Wednesdays at 10 am

 

Samuel C. Sachs Branch

16400 Burkhardt Place, Chesterfield, MO 63017

Storytime: Tuesdays at 10 am 

Lap Time: Mondays at 10 am

 

Thornhill Branch

12863 Willowyck Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146

Storytime: Thursdays at 10:30 am

Lap Time: Wednesdays at 10:30 am

Hindi Storytime: 2nd Saturday of the Month at 11 am

Click here to watch our Instagram Reel!

AROUND ST. CHARLES

Barnes + Noble

320 Mid Rivers Center Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376

Storytime: Saturdays at 1:00 pm

 

 

Little Nature Explorers at Broemmelsiek Park

1795 Highway Dd, Defiance, MO 63341

Adventure includes a short hike, storytime, activities, and a snack as children learn about nature.

Cost: $3 per child.

 

 

Storytime in the Park

Wapelhorst Park, Shelter 2

1875 Muegge Road, St. Charles, MO 63303

Storytime Fridays at 10 am: 

April 29, 2022

May 20, 2022

June 17, 2022

July 15, 2022

August 19, 2022

September 16, 2022

October 7, 2022

LIBRARIES

shelves of books under a blue sign that says “library"

 

 

ST. CHARLES CITY / COUNTY LIBRARY

 

 

Augusta

198 Jackson Street, Augusta, MO 63332

 

 

Boone’s Trail

10 Fiddlecreek Ridge Road, Wentzville, MO 63385

Storytime: Every Other Tuesdays at 10 am

 

 

Cliff View

10 Cliff View Drive, Wentzville, MO 63385

Tiny Tots: Every Other Tuesday at 9:30 am

Storytime: Every Other Thursday at 9:30 am

 

 

Corporate Parkway

1200 Corporate Parkway #1200, Wentzville, MO 63385

Time for Twos: Mondays at 10 am

Tiny Tots: Wednesdays at 10 am

Storytime: Fridays at 10 am

 

 

Deer Run

1300 North Main Street, O’Fallon, MO 63366

Time for Twos: Mondays at 10 am

Storytime: Tuesdays at 9:30 + 10:30 am

 

 

Kathryn Linnemann

2323 Elm Street, St. Charles, MO 63301

Time for Twos: Tuesdays at 10 am

Tiny Tots: Wednesdays at 10 am

Storytime: Thursdays at 10 am

 

 

Kisker Road

1000 Kisker Road, St. Charles, MO 63304

Fun for Ones:  every other Wednesday at 10 am

Storytime: every other Thursday at 10 am

Stories in the Stacks: last Friday of the month at 10 am

 

 

McClay Road

2760 McClay Road, St. Charles, MO 63303

Storytime for Ones and Twos: every other Tuesday at 10 am

Storytime: Wednesdays at 10 am

 

 

Middendorf-Kredell

2750 State Highway K, OFallon, MO 63368

Storytime: Mondays at 10 am

Family Storytime: third Monday of the month at 6:30 pm

Time for Twos: Tuesdays at 10 am

Tiny Tots: Wednesdays at 10 am

Storytime: Thursdays at 10 am

Storytime: Saturdays at 10 am

 

 

Spencer Road

427 Spencer Road, St. Peters, MO 63376

Baby Time: Mondays at 10 am

Fun for Ones: Tuesdays at 10 am

Time for Twos: Wednesdays at 9:30 + 10:30 am

Storytime: Thursdays at 10 am

 

 

Winghaven

7435 Village Center Drive, O’Fallon, MO 63368

Storytime: every other Thursday at 10 am

Looking to add to your at-home book collection?

We are excited to share some local area bookstores with you! 

 

441 E. Vandalia St., Edwardsville, IL 62025

10 Summit Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119

7352 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63143

3111 South Grand Boulvard, St. Louis, MO 63118

6951 Olive Blvd, University City, MO 63130

1939 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118

399 N Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108

307 S. Main Street, St. Charles, MO 63301

7905 Big Bend Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63119

8935 Veteran’s Memorial Pkwy, O’Fallon, MO 63366

6271 Delmar Blvd., St Louis, MO 63130

27 North Gore Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119



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