We love reading together here at home. I’ve screwed up a lot of things, but the one thing I’ve been pretty good about is making sure we have our bedtime reading almost every night. I really think reading to kids, and having the kids see me read even though I don’t have to, makes a huge difference in getting them excited about reading.
But sometimes it’s fun to have other people read also. They pick different books, and even the books I read, they read differently. Besides, when you venture out for storytime, sometimes there’s snacks involved. Boom.
Here are a few great places that offer kids’ storytimes around Denver:
Storytimes Around Denver:
Barnes & Noble, Chanson Plaza, Littleton — Obviously there are many locations, but the Chanson Plaza B&N has storytime every Saturday at 11am, with a craft that pairs with that week’s theme. For other storytime locations and times, check their website.
Bookies Bookstore, Denver — Tues at 10:30a. Every week the staff chooses picture books for preschool storytime, and talks with the children about the book they’re reading.
Children’s Museum of Denver — M, T, W, and Fri at 9:30a. Every storytime has a theme, with stories and an activity, craft, or song to go along with them.
Denver Central Library, downtown Denver — Baby storytime M & Fri at 10:30a; Toddler Storytime T & W at 10:30a; Preschool Storytime Th at 10:30a.
Highlands Ranch Library — Beginning with baby storytime at 9:30a, and with times up until 7pm, there’s something for everyone. Each storytime emphasizes five activities — reading, talking, writing, singing, and playing to help kids get ready to read.
Second Star to the Right, The Highlands — Every morning at 10:30am. Second Star has a variety of readers lead the daily sessions, from Denver police officers to senior citizens. They also just added a family play time every Tues and Thurs afternoon and kids’ yoga on Saturdays.
Tattered Cover, Colfax, LoDo, and Aspen Grove — Storytimes vary, depending on location, but the Tattered Cover has several, as well as events for kids and teens.