Vital to childhood is developing an interest in books; thus, eventually, a love of learning. Local storytimes provide the books and interaction to pique children’s interest in literacy. With several options nearby, there is a storytime fit for every family.
Storytimes Around Richmond
⭐️ Art Factory offers Little Explorers Classes. The classes typically consist of stations, a story, crafts. Each Little Explorers Class is based on a theme; for example, firetrucks, pajama party, woodland animals and more!⭐️ Chesterfield County Public Library:offers an array of storytimes. While indoor storytimes have been suspended, the library now provides outdoor storytimes, and continues to offer a variety of virtual storytimes, in addition to other programming. Check the library’s event calendar to find offerings and descriptions of storytimes.
⭐️ Henrico County Public Library:has many storytime options, all details found on the storytime calendar. Options include: family fun – a storytime for all ages, music, rhymes and wiggle time – for infants to 5 year olds, baby songs and storytime for the youngest bibliophiles, outdoor family storytime and a virtual storytime.
⭐️ Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden: hosts a storytime in the garden every Friday and Saturday at 10:00. Lewis Ginter’s librarian reads a book, the children make a craft and then conclude with a second story. Admission to the garden includes storytime.
⭐️ Virginia History and Culture Museum:invites families the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month for Stories at the Museum, which will include a story and craft. Tickets include the story as well as the opportunity to explore the museum galleries. Themes and tickets can be found here.
Introducing your little one to reading is an exciting time! Be sure to check out these Richmond storytimes to help your child’s love of reading begin now.
– By Lindsay Garrison
Richmond on the Cheap contributor Lindsay Garrison is a Richmond, Virginia based mom to two young children. A graduate from Chesterfield Schools and Randolph-Macon College, Lindsay is proud to call Richmond home. In the years prior to planning activities and outings with her own children, she was a French teacher. During her tenure she earned accolades for her creative teaching style and ability to connect with her students. Lindsay now applies the skills she learned when she was planning student trips to France, to her own family adventures. She can’t wait to take her own children to France one day! Follow the Garrison’s family adventures on Instagram: @thegarrisonsrva
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