If you’re looking for a place in Tucson to take your baby, toddler, or preschooler for storytime, start with this comprehensive list of free storytimes around town.
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There are two Barnes & Noble locations in Tucson - 5130 E. Broadway in East Tucson and 7325 N. LaCholla Blvd in Northwest Tucson. Both locations offer weekly storytimes on Saturday mornings at 11:00am. The Westside store also offers storytime on Wednesdays at 10:00am.
There are three Bookmans locations in Tucson - 6230 E. Speedway (East Tucson), 3330 E. Speedway (Midtown Tucson), and 3733 W. Ina Rd (Northwest Tucson). All three locations offer weekly storytimes and/or music hours in their children's areas. Bookmans Storytimes include a snack and juice box as well as an accompanying craft.
Mildred & Dildred is an upscale, whimsical, and wonderful toy shop located in central Tucson. The shop offers storytime every Tuesday at 9:30am. Designed for children 4 and under, but all are welcome.
The Pima County Public Library system includes a total of 27 libraries across Tucson, Oro Valley, Marana, Sahuarita, Ajo, and Green Valley. They offer regular storytimes throughout the week.
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The University of Arizona BookStores‘ Story Time is every first Saturday of the month at 10:30am and 2:00pm at the flagship store in the Student Union Memorial Center, featuring a “meet & greet” with a famous book character. Past characters have included Clifford, the Very Hungry Caterpillar, Curious George, Pete the Cat, Madeline, etc. Each Story Time incorporates the love of reading and learning through craft-making, songs, and interactive reading.
Where do you like to go to storytime in Tucson?