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Parents: Check Out These Unique Local Story Hours

Committed to literacy, these businesses, nonprofits and libraries go above and beyond to provide exciting programming for our children.

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Tobin Bearliner, 2, Tobin’s babysitter, Brianna Albritton, Violet Leehr, 4, and Violet’s mom, Sarah Leehr, listen in as Claire Peterman reads at a Honeysuckle Tea House Story Corner in Chapel Hill in July. Photo by Briana Brough

HONEYSUCKLE TEA HOUSE STORY CORNER

Thursdays, Chapel Hill

Breathe in the herb-scented air as one of Honeysuckle’s own tea slingers reads classic and contemporary children’s stories from the outdoor stage. Afterward, parents can mingle – iced tea in hand – with plenty of room for the little ones to roam.

SARAH P. DUKE GARDENS NATURE STORYTIME

Thursdays through Nov. 16, 2017, Durham

Enjoy a nature-themed story in the gardens followed by a related activity or walk.

JOHNNY’S GONE FISHING KIDS STORIES & SONGS

Tuesdays, Carrboro

Parents, take a coffee and biscuit break while children enjoy stories and sing-alongs. Afterward, play with toys and games in Johnny’s “living room,” or explore outside when the weather is nice.

A trip to Funny Girl Farm’s monthly storytime would be incomplete without a breeze through of the goodies available at the farmstand. Photo by Briana Brough

FUNNY GIRL FARM STORYTIME

Saturdays (about once a month), Durham

While not a weekly occurrence, storytimes at Funny Girl Farm are not to be missed. Sign up for the farm’s newsletters to stay up-to-date on themed story gatherings like “Insects on the Farm” and “Touch a Tractor.”

COCO BEAN COFFEE SHOP KID’S STORY + CRAFT HOUR

Tuesdays, Chapel Hill

Kids, get cozy with complimentary hot chocolate for a weekly story and craft, while Mom and Dad recharge with a caffeinated beverage and vegan treat!

KIDZU CHILDREN’S MUSEUM STORYTIME

Tuesdays and Fridays, Chapel Hill

Let your kiddo’s imagination run wild at these storytimes that include activities, crafts or songs, too! Afterward, check out the museum’s engaging exhibits.

MCINTYRE’S BOOKS CHILDREN’S STORYTIME

Tuesdays, Pittsboro

Join Children’s Book Buyer Sarah Carr for a uniquely curated storytime for babies, toddlers and preschoolers at Fearrington Village’s local bookstore. Visit the goats and cows next door when it wraps up.

THE REGULATOR BOOKSHOP PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Wednesdays, Durham

Amy Godfrey, who has 10 years of experience as a children’s librarian, brings the fun with energetic, musical storytimes.

FLYLEAF BOOKS PRESCHOOL STORYTIME & ACTIVITY

Thursdays, Chapel Hill

An art activity follows this weekly book-centric gathering.

Young students from Nuestra Escuelita-LEAP, a Spanish/ English immersion preschool in Durham, enjoy Bilingual Storytime at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, a program co-presented by Durham County Library. Photo by J Caldwell

BILINGUAL STORYTIME

Monthly, Durham

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and Durham County Library combine forces to offer this unique story hour settled in the galleries of the Nasher and followed by a discussion and hands-on art making.

TIGER TALES TOUR

Monthly, Pittsboro

After an engaging story time and an animal-themed craft at Carolina Tiger Rescue in Pittsboro, kids and their guardians are invited to head out to the sanctuary to see the big cats up close.


AN OPEN BOOK

A trip to the library is always a great bet, as their calendars are packed with story times for kids, toddlers, babies and families

Chapel Hill Public Library

Durham County Library

Chatham County Public Libraries

Chatham Community Library

Orange County Public Library