Tucson Storytimes

Tucson Storytimes

All storyimes are currently on-hold due to COVID-19. Please check our citywide calendar for other fun things to do with your kids.

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.

As always, it’s a good idea to call ahead to confirm that the event is indeed happening before hopping in the car.

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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.


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 + juice box and an accompanying craft.


Mildred & Dildred is an upscale, whimsical, and wonderful toy shop located at La Encantada Shopping Mall. The shop offers storytime every Tuesday at 10:30am. Designed for children 4 and under, but all are welcome.


The Pima-County Public Library system includes a total of 26 libraries across Tucson, Oro Valley, Marana, Sahuarita, Ajo, and Green Valley. They offer regular storytimes throughout the week.

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The UA BookStores‘ Storytime is every first Saturday of the month at 10:30am and 2pm 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 Storytime incorporates the love of reading and learning through craft-making, songs, and interactive reading.


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