Listening to someone read a story teaches a child how to read out loud themselves. It also creates an “inner voice” the child can draw on when reading on his or her own… plus it’s fun. Here is a list of bookstores, libraries, museums, and other venues that have free storytimes for children. Please check their links, or call their locations, to make sure times and times and dates have not changed. You can also email us if you would like to have a venue added to the list.
10720 Preston Rd. Ste. 1009B | Dallas, Texas 75230
The Wild Detectives Bookstore/coffee shop
314 W Eighth St. Oak Cliff., Dallas, TX 75208. T: 214-942-0108
Monkey Dog Books:
3637 W Vickery Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
HPB Stores Children’s Book reading events: Recommended for kids ages 10 and under, but readers and listeners of all ages are welcome. Some are weekly, some are monthly, and some have crafts and pets.
Children’s Book Readings, most with crafts and activities.
The Metroplex has many public libraries, and each of them has weekly storytime book readings.
Dallas: J. Erik Jonsson Central Library 75201
(directly across from City Hall)
Also Check Out:
Irving Public Library Locations
DMA: Dallas Museum Of Art
Amazing programs for kids including “First Tuesday” with art-making activities, story times, performances, and gallery activities.
Nasher Sculpture Gardens
Free First Saturdays @ home
Irving Arts Center
First Thursday of each month at the Irving Arts Center for stories and art!
For Additional Events in the Metroplex like craft days and movie nights visit Dallas Child Magazine’s Event Section