Whether you’re planning out your keep-em-busy summer strategy, or need a last minute excuse to get out of the house, fun story times are happening every day all around Charm City! Here’s our round-up of Baltimore story times happening this summer. Be sure to check with the location before you go — events are always subject to change and some may require registration!

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Monday Story Times

Morning Mumbles at Play Café
Head to Play Café every Monday morning at 10:30 AM for Monday Morning Mumbles with Mr. Danny. This hands-on minds-on program is geared towards 3 to 5 year-olds and their parents and caregivers. Using simple hand puppets and everyday materials, Mr. Danny performs stories from well-known children’s books, which children and adults can later recreate at home. A corresponding open-ended art and/or dramatic play activity will be available following each program.  This is a free drop‐in program, however normal Play Cafe $5 food and beverage minimum applies. MORE

Enoch Pratt Library Story Times

  • Mother Goose Baby Steps, 10:30 AM, Reisterstown Road Branch
  • Mother Goose Baby Steps, 10:30 AM, Wallbrook Branch
  • Mother Goose Baby Steps, 11 AM, Southeast Anchor Branch
  • Preschool Leaps, 11 AM, Patterson Park Branch
  • Preschool Leaps, 11:30 AM, Reisterstown Road Branch
  • Preschool Leaps, 1 PM, Wallbrook Branch

Baltimore County Public Library Story Times

Check their website for which pajama story times are happening that week!

Tuesday Story Times

Wee Workers at the Baltimore Museum of Industry
Your preschooler will enjoy exploring the museum with a museum educator through stories, songs, tours, and crafts on Tuesdays from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Wee Workers features a different theme each week. All kids: free. BMI Members: free. Non-members: $5. Reservations recommended, contact Kelley at kedelmann@thebmi.org or 410.727.4808 x132.

Enoch Pratt Library Story Times

  • Preschool Leaps, 10:30 AM, Waverly Branch
  • Preschool Leaps, 11 AM, Pennsylvania Avenue Branch

Baltimore County Public Library Story Times

  • Baby Story Time, 9:30 AM, Rosedale Branch
  • Baby Story Time, 9:30 AM, Arbutus Branch
  • Toddler Story Time, 9:30 AM, White Marsh Branch
  • Baby Story Time, 10 AM, Perry Hall Branch
  • Baby Story Time, 10 AM, Owings Mills Branch
  • Baby Story Time, 10 AM, Catonsville Branch
  • Family Story Time, 10 AM, Sollers Point Branch
  • Preschool Story Time, 10 AM, Cockeysville Branch
  • Baby Story Time, 10:30 AM, Rosedale Branch
  • Preschool Story Time, 10:30 AM, White Marsh Branch
  • Preschool Story Time, 10:45 AM, Cockeysville Branch
  • Baby Story Time, 11 AM, Perry Hall Branch
  • Baby Story Time, 11 AM, Catonsville Branch
  • Baby Story Time, 11 AM, Owings Mills Branch
  • Preschool Story Time, 11 AM, Arbutus Branch
  • Bilingual Preschool Story Time, 1:30 PM, Cockeysville Branch

Wednesday Story Times

Greetings & Readings
Baltimore county parents in the know take the kids to Greetings and Readings at the Hunt Valley Towne Center for an interactive story time with Miss Lee on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11 a.m.  Designed for kids ages 2-6, there’s a selection of stories, a sometimes craft, and always a free balloon from the balloon desk on your way out. Add to the fun and ride the Baltimore Light Rail to Hunt Valley. MORE

Barnes and Noble
Join the University of Baltimore Barnes and Noble at 10:00am every Wednesday in July for our “July Story Time Series!” We will read a recently released children’s book every week and offer a unique craft. MORE

Toddler Time at the B&O Railroad Museum
Toddler Time is normally held at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month January – October. (When the museum hosts Disney Jr. Choo Choo Soul, Day Out With Thomas, and Chuggington-only Toddler Time may be scheduled.) This program allows children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone, and take a kiddie train ride through Choo Choo Blueville – all included with paid admission. Recommended for ages 2-5. Please note that ride is not guaranteed with your visit and that the Museum reserves the right to cancel or change train rides in the event of inclement weather or equipment malfunction. Children programs start promptly on-time. MORE

Enoch Pratt Library Story Times

  • Mother Goose Baby Steps, 10 AM, Hamilton Branch
  • Mother Goose Baby Steps, 10 AM, Washington Village Branch
  • Mother Goose Baby Steps, 10:15 AM, Light Street Branch
  • Mother Goose Baby Steps, 10:30 AM, Hampden Branch
  • Preschool Leaps, 10:30 AM, Central Library
  • Toddler Jumps, 10:30 AM, Govans Branch
  • Toddler Jumps, 10:30 AM, Patterson Park Branch
  • Preschool Leaps, 11 AM, Hamilton Branch
  • Preschool Leaps, 11 AM, Southeast Anchor Branch
  • Preschool Leaps, 11 AM, Washington Village Branch
  • Preschool Leaps, 11:15 AM, Light Street Branch
  • Toddler Jumps, 11:15 AM, Orleans Branch
  • Mother Goose Baby Steps, 11:30 AM, Patterson Park Branch
  • Preschool Leaps, 11:30 AM, Govans Branch

Baltimore County Public Library Story Times

  • Baby Story Time, 9:30 AM, Towson Branch
  • Baby Story Time, 10 AM, Pikesville Branch
  • Baby Story Time, 10 AM, Reisterstown Branch
  • Preschool Story Time, 10 AM, North Point Branch
  • Preschool Story Time, 10 AM, Randallstown Branch
  • Preschool Story Time, 10 AM, Perry Hall Branch
  • Preschool Story Time, 10 AM, Cockeysville Branch
  • Story Time with Ms. Pat, 10 AM, Arbutus Branch
  • Baby Story Time, 10:30 AM, Parkville Branch
  • Baby Story Time, 10:30 AM, Towson Branch
  • Preschool Story Time, 10:45 AM, Cockeysville Branch
  • Baby Story Time, 11 AM, Pikesville Branch
  • Baby Story Time, 11 AM, North Point Branch
  • Baby Story Time, 11 AM, Randallstown Branch
  • Preschool Story Time, 11 AM, Reisterstown Branch
  • Preschool Story Time, 11 AM, Perry Hall Branch

Thursday Story Times

Shoots and Letters at Oregon Ridge Nature Center
Plant the seeds of knowledge while learning basic skills and playing in the dirt with your little tots. Songs, crafts and adventures are all a part of the fun! Ages 3+, $2/class, 10AM-11AM, Drop in… meets every Thursday! MORE

Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble Stores in Towson (11 AM) and Ellicott City (10:30 AM) offer special story times every Thursday! MORE

Enoch Pratt Library Story Times

  • Mother Goose Baby Steps, 10 AM, Forest Park Branch
  • Preschool Leaps, 10:15 AM, Brooklyn Branch
  • Mother Goose Baby Steps, 10:30 AM, Canton Branch
  • Mother Goose Baby Steps, 10:30 AM, Northwood Branch
  • Mother Goose Baby Steps, 10:30 AM, Waverly Branch
  • Preschool Leaps, 10:30 AM, Edmondson Avenue Branch
  • Preschool Leaps, 10:30 AM, Forest Park Branch 
  • Preschool Leaps, 10:30 AM, Herring Run Branch
  • Mother Goose Baby Steps, 11 AM, Pennsylvania Avenue Branch
  • Mother Goose Baby Steps, 11 AM, Edmondson Avenue Branch
  • Preschool Leaps, 11 AM, Roland Park Branch
  • Toddler Jumps, 11:15 AM, Central Library Branch
  • Mother Goose Baby Steps, 11:30 AM, Canton Branch
  • Mother Goose Baby Steps, 11:30 AM, Herring Run Branch
  • Preschool Leaps, 11:30 AM, Northwood Branch
  • Mother Goose Baby Steps, 1 PM, Orleans Street Branch
  • Mother Goose Baby Steps, 1:30 PM, Roland Park Branch
  • Preschool Leaps, 6:30 PM, Hampden Branch

Baltimore County Public Library Story Times

  • Baby Story Time, 9:30 AM, White Marsh Branch
  • Baby Story Time, 9:30 AM, Towson Branch
  • Baby Story Time, 9:30 AM, Cockeysville Branch
  • Preschool Story Time, 9:30 AM, Parkville Branch
  • Toddler Story Time, 9:30 AM, Perry Hall Branch
  • Baby Story Time, 10 AM, Pikesville Branch
  • Baby Story Time, 10 AM, Essex Branch
  • Preschool Story Time, 10 AM, Pikesville Branch
  • Preschool Story Time, 10 AM, Owings Mills Branch
  • Baby Story Time, 10:30 AM, White Marsh Branch
  • Baby Story Time, 10:30 AM, Towson Branch
  • Baby Story Time, 10:30 AM, Cockeysville Branch
  • Toddler Story Time, 10:30 AM, Perry Hall Branch
  • Baby Story Time, 11 AM, Pikesville Branch
  • Preschool Story Time, 11 AM, Essex Branch
  • Preschool Story Time, 11 AM, Owings Mills Branch
  • Toddler Story Time, 11 AM, Catonsville Branch

Friday Story Times

Tales and Tails at Irvine Nature Center
The name says it all. Tales and Tails at the Irvine Nature Center is the perfect combo of kiddie lit with a nature bent and an animal encounter to tie in to the week’s stories. This weekly event is held on Fridays from 10-10:45 and is held outside when the weather cooperates.  This story time is especially popular with the toddler set, but also keeps older kiddos engaged as they wait to see what animal visitor comes out for a visit! Extend the literary experience with a walk on the trails to enjoy the nature and maybe meet some creature residents in the wild. MORE

Puppet Shows at the Village of Cross Keys
Now through July 30th, enjoy a Blue Sky Puppet Show in the courtyard at 10 AM as part of their Hello Awesome Summer programming! MORE

Enoch Pratt Library Story Times

  • Mother Goose Baby Steps, 10:30 AM, Central Library Branch
  • Mother Goose Baby Steps, 10:30 AM, Cherry Hill Branch
  • Mother Goose Baby Steps, 11:30 AM, Central Library Branch
  • Preschool Leaps, 11:30 AM, Cherry Hill Branch

Baltimore County Public Library Story Times

  • Baby Story Time, 9:30 AM, Woodlawn Branch
  • Preschool Story Time, 9:30 AM, Loch Raven Branch
  • Preschool Story Time, 9:30 AM, Rosedale Branch
  • Toddler Story Time, 9:30 AM, Towson Branch
  • BCPS Story Time, 10 AM, Lansdowne Branch
  • Bilingual Baby Story Time, 10 AM, Owings Mills Branch
  • Preschool Story Time, 10 AM, Pikesville Branch
  • Preschool Story Time, 10:30 AM, Towson Branch
  • Story Time with Mr. Bob, 10:30 AM, Perry Hall Branch
  • Toddler Story Time, 10:30 AM, Rosedale Branch
  • Baby Story Time, 11 AM, Loch Raven Branch
  • Bilingual Preschool Story Time, 11 AM, Owings Mills Branch
  • Preschool Story Time, 11 AM, Woodlawn Branch
  • Toddler Story Time, 11 AM, Pikesville Branch

Saturday Story Times

Greetings & Readings
Baltimore county parents in the know take the kids to Greetings and Readings at the Hunt Valley Towne Center for an interactive story time with Miss Lee on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11 a.m.  Designed for kids ages 2-6, there’s a selection of stories, a sometimes craft, and always a free balloon from the balloon desk on your way out. Add to the fun and ride the Baltimore Light Rail to Hunt Valley. MORE

Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble Stores in Towson, Pikesville, Power Plant, Bel Air, Ellicott City, and White Marsh offer special story times ever Saturday at 11 AM! MORE

Enoch Pratt Library Story Times

  • Baby Time Fun for Under One, 10 AM, Govans Branch
  • Mother Goose Baby Steps, 10:15 AM, Central Library Branch
  • Preschool Leaps, 11 AM, Central Library Branch
  • Toddler Jumps, 11 AM, Govans Branch

Baltimore County Public Library Story Times

Weekend story times at Baltimore County Public library change each week. Check their website!

Monthly Story Times

Bookworm Story Time at Oregon Ridge Nature Center
Nature stories with fun activities such as animal encounters, puppets or crafts. First Fridays of the month at 11 AMand FREE! 11AM-11:30AM (Program runs 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2). MORE

Mommy Mondays at Red Canoe
Join Meaghan Grace, creator of HLSprouts, every last Monday of the Month (June, July, August) at 10am for some amazing interactive music activities. Newborn to age 18 months. Not limited to Moms, they just liked the alliteration.All are welcome!!! MORE

Preschool Story Time at Connec-To-Talk
Join Connec-To-Talk at their Pikesville location on the third Thursday of each month for our FREE preschool story time and once a month at aMuse Toys in Quarry Lake! Preschoolers, with an adult, are invited to participate in movement, music, and literacy activities! MORE

PreK Nature Drop In at Marshy Point Nature Center
Program meets once a month in the summer! Introduce your little one to nature’s wonders while enjoying stories, crafts, games, songs, and outdoor activities together. Dress for the weather and arrive/sign in before start time. Meets 6/27, 7/25, and 8/29, MORE

Pajama Story Time
Baltimore County Public Libraries hold monthly pajama story times. Check their website for details! MORE