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Story Times at the Boston Public Library 2024

Free

Multiple days + times

30 - 60 minutes

Boston

Weekly

Get ready for stories, songs, sometimes dancing and sometimes crafts! The Boston Public Library offers excellent story times year round. They typically range from 30 minutes to an hour and are designed around seasonal themes. Each branch has their own children's librarian that adds their unique style to programming. Some offer story times outside in the courtyard or terrace. Other's have carpeted areas with games, toys and stuffed animals.


It's totally okay to library hop until you find a storyteller, library, and crowd that your little one(s) love(s). In other words visiting one branch after another to find a location that's convenient and feels right to you (and your little one). The city has 26 options...


Adams Street

Brighton

Central

Charlestown

Chinatown

Codman Square

Connolly

East Boston

Egleston

Faneuil

Field's Corner

Grove Hall

Honan-Allston

Hyde Park

Jamaica Plain

Lower Mills

Mattapan

North End

Parker Hill

Roslindale

Roxbury

South Boston

South End

Uphams Corner

West End

West Roxbury


Filter through the library's calendar to find a day and time that works for you. Don't forget to get a library card while you're there. You'll be able to reserve books and get museum passes for your family. Here are our faves...


Boston Children's Museum

Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Science

New England Aquarium

USS Constitution Museum

Boston Harbor Island Ferry


Feeling like a homebody? Or just in a season where you prefer to be home (i.e. right after having a baby?). The library also offers an online parent group and pajama story time.


Books You May Love...

The following stories are geared towards younger readers and families who love picture books.

Reading Beauty
Library Babies
If You're Happy and You Know It
The Library Book

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