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Free storytimes around the East Bay

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Drop-in storytimes are a parent’s best friend. Free entertainment; a motivation to get out of the house; and exposure to books and stories you might not otherwise know about.

Relax a little while someone else tells your child a nice story with all the voices. Here’s a round-up of upcoming free storytimes in the East Bay.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Sundays in the Garden Nook

Location: Ruth Bancroft Gardens – 1552 Bancroft Rd Walnut Creek
Every Sunday at Ruth Bancroft Garden, children can join Garden staff in crafts, reading, and Garden show and tells in the Garden Nook. This is a free-form, drop-in event with no RSVP required. This is free with Garden Admission ($10 for adults, $8 for children, 12 and under are free).…
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: Included with admission: $10 for adults, $8 for children, 12 and under are free

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Monday, June 27, 2022

Storytime for Babies

Location: Richmond Public Library – 325 Civic Center Plaza Richmond
Monday is Baby Time! Join in the Main Library for a storytime just for babies and their caregivers. Masks and social distancing required. Storytime events may be canceled or postponed with little or no notice depending on Covid cases/numbers in the area.
Time:
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost: Free

Toddler Storytime

Location: West End Branch | Alameda Free Library – 788 Santa Clara Avenue Alameda
Toddler Storytime is a 20-30 minute program that uses stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement to help young children ages 1-3 years old develop word and sound recognition, gain background knowledge of how the world works, and encourages families to build social connections with other parents and children. *PLEASE NOTE: There…
Time:
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost: FREE

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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Baby Bounce: Songs and Playtime

Location: Golden Gate Branch | Oakland Public Library – 5606 San Pablo Avenue Oakland
Bring your babies to the library for songs, socializing, and playtime! Best for parents and caregivers with babies from birth to 18 months. Every Tuesday at 10:15 am. See you there!
Time:
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Cost: Free

Storytime and Playtime in the Library

Location: Melrose Branch | Oakland Public Library – 4805 Foothill Blvd Oakland
Families are invited to a Storytime with rhymes, books, and songs! It will be followed by playtime and toys. All kids welcome, but program is especially for those 18 months to 4 years old.   *Indoor events still require masks for everyone over two years old.
Time:
10:15 am - 11:30 am
Cost: FREE

Toddler Storytime

Location: Piedmont Ave. Branch | Oakland Public Library – 80 Echo Avenue Oakland
Songs, active rhymes, and stories especially for ages 18 months to 3 years. Every Tuesday at 10:15 am. This storytime will take place outdoors weather permitting. 
Time:
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Cost: Free

Toddler Storytime

Location: West End Branch | Alameda Free Library – 788 Santa Clara Avenue Alameda
Toddler Storytime is a 20-30 minute program that uses stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement to help young children ages 1-3 years old develop word and sound recognition, gain background knowledge of how the world works, and encourages families to build social connections with other parents and children. *PLEASE NOTE: There…
Time:
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost: FREE

Family Storytime

Location: West Oakland Branch | Oakland Public Library – 1801 Adeline St Oakland
Family storytimes are great for all ages. Bring the whole family to enjoy these stories and activities! This storytime will take place indoors.  For your safety and the safety of others, masks are required for everyone over 2 years old.  
Time:
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: Free

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Toddler Storytime

Location: Lakeview Branch | Oakland Public Library – 550 El Embarcadero Oakland
Songs, active rhymes, and stories especially for ages 18 months to 3 years. Doors open at 10 am, Storytime starts at 10:10 am. Space is limited!  This event will take place indoors. Indoor library events require masks for everyone over two years old.
Time:
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Cost: Free

Outdoor Toddler Storytime

Location: Dimond Park – 3699 Dimond Ave Oakland
Songs, active rhymes, and stories especially for ages 18 months to 3 years. Join OPL librarians at Dimond Park's Toddler lot. Storytime starts at 10:15 am. Learn more about Dimond Park > 
Time:
10:15 am - 10:30 am
Cost: Free

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