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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, October 17, 2021

Children's Fairyland "Hickory Dickory Dock" Show

Location: Children’s Fairyland – 699 Bellevue Ave Oakland
Check out "Hickory Dickory Dock" at Children's Fairyland! Children’s Fairyland’s new Theatre for the Very Young play, "Hickory Dickory Dock," is about time, chimes, and rhymes created for children two to five years old! Your children will explore a world full of clocks, numbers, and bells evoked by the classic…
Time:
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $20 per adult | $18 per child | $15 for Fairyland members | FREE for children under age 1

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Farmyard Story Time

Location: Ardenwood Historic Farm – 34600 Ardenwood Blvd. Fremont
The Little Red Hen, the Billy Goats Gruff and other farm friends are waiting to meet you! Join the story circle for some classic barnyard tales before visiting the main characters at the Ardenwood farm! This is a drop-in program; no registration is required. Ardenwood admission fee applies.
Time:
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Cost: Free, plus Ardenwood admission fee

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Story Time at Grove Street Park

Location: Grove Park – 1730 Oregon Street Berkeley
Join librarians for books, rhymes and songs geared for toddlers and babies. Gather in front of the recreation building near the toddler play area.
Time:
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost: Free

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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Story Time on the Lawn

Location: North Branch | Berkeley Public Library – 1170 The Alameda Berkeley
Join the librarians on the lawn for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun! This 30-minute story time is geared towards children ages 2-5. Social distancing practices are in place. Weather permitting, bring a blanket or mat to sit on.
Time:
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost: Free

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Musical Story Time

Location: Bateman Mall Park – 3027 Colby Street Berkeley
Join an outdoor story time at Bateman Mall Park located at 3027 Colby St. For children ages 2-5, but older and younger children are welcome as well.
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost: Free

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Children's Fairyland "Hickory Dickory Dock" Show

Location: Children’s Fairyland – 699 Bellevue Ave Oakland
Check out "Hickory Dickory Dock" at Children's Fairyland! Children’s Fairyland’s new Theatre for the Very Young play, "Hickory Dickory Dock," is about time, chimes, and rhymes created for children two to five years old! Your children will explore a world full of clocks, numbers, and bells evoked by the classic…
Time:
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $20 per adult | $18 per child | $15 for Fairyland members | FREE for children under age 1

Music, Dance, and Storytelling in the Garden

Location: OMCA – 1000 Oak Street Oakland
Every week, local artists and performers spanning multiple genres will engage with visitors and guests through music, dance, and storytelling. Bring a blanket and enjoy OMCA's newly renovated garden. Lunchtime Sessions are free and open to the public; tickets and reservations are not required. In order to maintain safety for…
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost: Free

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Children's Fairyland "Hickory Dickory Dock" Show

Location: Children’s Fairyland – 699 Bellevue Ave Oakland
Check out "Hickory Dickory Dock" at Children's Fairyland! Children’s Fairyland’s new Theatre for the Very Young play, "Hickory Dickory Dock," is about time, chimes, and rhymes created for children two to five years old! Your children will explore a world full of clocks, numbers, and bells evoked by the classic…
Time:
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $20 per adult | $18 per child | $15 for Fairyland members | FREE for children under age 1

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Story Time at Grove Street Park

Location: Grove Park – 1730 Oregon Street Berkeley
Join librarians for books, rhymes and songs geared for toddlers and babies. Gather in front of the recreation building near the toddler play area.
Time:
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost: Free

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Story Time on the Lawn

Location: North Branch | Berkeley Public Library – 1170 The Alameda Berkeley
Join the librarians on the lawn for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun! This 30-minute story time is geared towards children ages 2-5. Social distancing practices are in place. Weather permitting, bring a blanket or mat to sit on.
Time:
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost: Free

[Photo: Berkeley Public Library R. Friedman]

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