Storytimes are a great way to get out of the house with the kids while having them participate in an activity that’s both fun and educational. One of the great things about living in DFW is there are storytimes just about every day of the week, and almost all of them are free to attend!
Here’s our guide to the best storytimes in Dallas-Fort Worth, sorted by day of the week for your convenience.
Please note that schedules are always subject to change, and while we’ve done our best to ensure the accuracy of this list, it’s always a good idea to confirm these events are taking place before you head out.
Allen Public Library @10:15 am for babies and prewalkers
Allen Public Library @11:15 am for kids ages 3-5
Bookmarks @ Northpark Mall (Dallas) @10:30 am for babies 0-18 months. Kids will learn simple rhymes, songs, and enjoy books.
Davis Library / Schimelpfenig Library (Plano) @9:30 am hosts storytimes with short stories and movement activities that help kids develop their motor skills. New themes are introduced each week. Typically lasts around 25 minutes. Ages 18-36 months.
Allen Public Library @ 10:15AM (Allen) for babies and pre-walkers
Allen Public Library @ 11:15AM (Allen) for kids ages 3-5
Haggard Library @ 4PM (Plano) interactive storytime for children that have special needs, sensory integration challenges, or short attention spans. Good for kids ages 3+
Botanical Research Institute of Texas @ 10:30 am on the second Tuesday of each month hosts Nature Yoga & Story Time for families. $10/family.
Smith Public Library (Wylie, TX) @ 6:30 pm for families and all ages — in English and Spanish
Smith Public Library (Wylie, TX) @ 10 am for infants 0-11 months
Smith Public Library (Wylie, TX) @ 1:45 & 11:30 am for 3-5 year olds
Allen Public Library @ 11:15AM (Allen) ages 3-5
Davis Library (Plano) @4 pm hosts a storytime with dimmed lights for little kids on the autism spectrum. There’s also a play time or a tent available for kids who would like to be alone.
East Berry Library (Fort Worth) @6 pm hosts a family storytime
Parr Library (Plano) @9:30 am hosts a sensory storytime
Allen Public Library @10:15 am hosts a weekly storytime for babies and pre-walkers
Allen Public Library @11:15 am hosts a storytime for kids ages 3-5
George W. Hawkes Downtown Library (Arlington) @11:30 am hosts a storytime with dimmed lights for kids with special needs. Event includes calming songs and different activities each time
Smith Public Library (Wylie, TX) @ 1:30 pm for 3-5 year olds
East Berry Library (Fort Worth) @4 pm Family Story Time
Smith Public Library (Wylie, TX) @ 10, 10:45, & 11:30 am for toddlers 1-2 years old
Fretz Park Branch Library (Dallas) @11 am hosts a storytime that teaches kids the skills they need to be ready to read. Good for kids 18mo – 3 years
Parr Library (Plano) @10:30 am hosts a family storytime with stories, songs, and movement activities
Davis Library (Plano) @ 11 am hosts a family storytime with stories, songs, and movement activities
Botanical Research Institute of Texas @ 10:30 am on the third Saturday of each month (except July, December, January) hosts Little Sprouts Story Time in their Backyard Veggie Garden for families with kids 18 months to 6 years. Free to attend.
We don’t know of any storytimes in DFW for Sunday just yet, but please let us know if you find one!
Have you attended any of these free storytimes? Which is your favorite? Let us know what you think by commenting below.