Story Times for Kids In and Around Dallas

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Early literacy is important for so many reasons, including brain development, language and reading comprehension. Our local libraries, museums, and bookstores can be such an underused and overlooked resource for these (and many other) lifelong skills. Perfect for any Dallas day, story times are a great way to get the kids out of the house, off their screens, and engaged in something educational.

Thus, we’ve created a list of story times in and around Dallas for you.

Please note: While these story times are current as of September 2023, be sure to check to make sure times haven’t changed.

Balch Springs Library

  • Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. :: Baby lapsit (zero to 18 months)
  • Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. :: Preschool story time (two to five years)

Hebron & Josey Library

  • Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. :: Story time (one to five years)

Josey Ranch Lake Library

  • Mondays at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m. :: Story time (one to five years)
  • Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. :: Babytime (pre-walkers)
  • Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. :: Libros y Amigos/Books and Friends (zero to five years)

Cedar Hill Library

  • Mondays at 10:30 a.m.:: Story time
  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.:: Preschool story time
  • Fridays at 10:30 a.m.:: Sensory story time

Coppell Library

  • Mondays at 10:15 a.m.:: Toddler Time (one to three years)
  • Mondays at 11:00 a.m.:: Baby and Me story time (pre-walkers)
  • Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m.:: Preschool story time (two to five years)
  • Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. :: Story time (all ages)

Arcadia Park Branch Library

  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. :: Bilingual/Spanish story time (zero to six years)

Audelia Road Branch Library

  • Second Wednesday and fourth Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. :: Story and craft (kindergarten to second grade)

Barnes & Noble

  • Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.

Bookmarks in NorthPark Center Library

  • Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. :: Toddler story time (18 months to three years)

Dallas Arboretum

Dallas West Branch Library

  • Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. :: Bilingual/Spanish story time (zero to six years)

Forest Green Branch Library

  • Fridays at 10:30 a.m. :: Toddler story time (18 months to three years)

Fretz Park Branch Library

  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. :: Toddler story time (18 months to three years)

Hampton-Illinois Branch Library

  • Fridays at 10:30 a.m. :: Bilingual/Spanish story time (zero to six years)

Interabang Books

  • Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.

J. Erik Jonsson Central Library

  • Fridays at 10:30 a.m. :: Toddler story time (18 months to three years)

Kleberg-Rylie Branch Library

  • Second Tuesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. :: Read and Grow

Klyde Warren Park

  • Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

Lakewood Branch Library

  • Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. :: Toddler story time (18 months to three years)

Lochwood Branch Library

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Fridays at 10:30 a.m. :: Toddler story time (18 months to three years)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

  • Fridays at 10:30 a.m. :: Toddler story time (18 months to three years)

Mountain Creek Branch Library

  • Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. :: Toddler story time (18 months to three years)

North Oak Cliff Branch Library

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. :: Toddler story time (18 months to three years)

Oak Lawn Branch Library

  • Fridays at 10:30 a.m. :: Story time (zero to four years)

Park Forest Branch Library

  • Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. :: Toddler story time (18 months to three years)

Pleasant Grove Branch Library

  • Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. :: Bilingual/Spanish story time (zero to six years)

Prairie Creek Branch Library

  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. :: Bilingual story time (zero to six years)

Preston Royal Branch Library

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. :: Toddler story time (18 months to three years)

Renner Frankford Branch Library

  • Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. :: Toddler story time (18 months to three years)

Timberglen Branch Library

  • Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. :: Toddler story time (18 months to three years)

Vickery Park Branch Library

  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. :: Little Bookworms Songs & Stories (three years and up)
  • Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. :: Bilingual story time (zero to six years)

White Rock Hills Branch Library

  • Wednesdays at 10:30 .m. :: Toddler story time with ASL interpretation (18 months to three years)

DeSoto Library

  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.:: Toddler story time (zero to three years)
  • Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. :: preschool literacy classes (three to six years)

Duncanville Library

**Storytimes will resume in Fall 2023.

  • Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. :: Preschool story time (three to six years)
  • Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. :: Nursery Rhyme (zero to three years)

Farmers Branch Library

  • Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. :: Babybounce (zero to 18 months)
  • Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. :: Toddler story time (one to three years)
  • Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. :: Preschool story time (three to seven years)

Garland

**Storytimes will resume in Fall 2023. Stay up-to-date at the link above. Once new times are posted, we will update this section of our guide accordingly.

Main Grand Prairie Library

  • Thursdays at 11:00 AM :: Book Babies (zero to 18 months)
  • Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. :: Bilingual Toddler Time (one to three years)
  • Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. :: Preschool & Kinder Ready (four to six years)
  • Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. :: Read, Play, Learn (all ages)

Shotwell Grand Prairie Library

  • Fridays at 11:00 a.m. :: Toddler Time (one to three years)

Warmack Grand Prairie Library

  • Mondays at 11:00 a.m. :: Book Babies (zero to 18 months)
  • Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. :: Toddler Time (one to three years)
  • Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. :: Preschool & Kinder Ready (four to six years)
  • Fridays at 11:00 a.m. :: Read, Play, Learn (all ages)

Irving Arts Center

  • First Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

South Irving Library

  • Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. :: Family story time (all ages)
  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. :: 1, 2, Me & You (one to two years)
  • Thursdays at 10:30 AM :: Baby Bookworms (pre-walkers)

Valley Ranch Library

  • Mondays at 10:30 a.m. :: Baby Bookworms (pre-walkers)
  • Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. :: Family story time (all ages)
  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. :: Toddler story time (one to three years)
  • Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. :: Preschool story time (three to five years)

West Irving Library

  • Mondays at 10:30 a.m. :: Toddler story time (one to three years)
  • Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. :: Family story time (all ages)
  • Select Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. :: Play, Learn, Grow (two to six years)

Main Mesquite Library

Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. :: story time

North Branch Mesquite Library

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. :: story time

Rowlett Library

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. :: Family story time (for toddlers and preschoolers who can actively engage)

Sachse Libraries

  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. :: toddler story time
  • Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. :: preschool story time
  • Fridays at 10:30 a.m. :: Baby Bounce
Looking for story times in Collin County? Check out a Collin County Mom’s guide to local story times.
Is Fort Worth closer to where you live? Find story times for kids in the Fort Worth area here.
Do you know of some other library story times in and around Dallas? Share them in the comments below!
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Lauren Escobedo
Lauren serves as Beal Media Council member, writer, resource editor and hospitality coordinator. A transplant from New York, Lauren now lives on the border of Collin and Dallas counties with her husband and their two sons. On any given day, you will find Lauren working as a full-time mom, attending classes, storytimes, and yoga with her kids. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys cooking on a budget, crafting with her Cricut, and drinking mocktails with friends. Lauren hopes to support, encourage, and uplift other moms, as her closest friends have done for her.

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