Library Storytimes for Babies & Toddlers Inside the Loop

Houston's local libraries are an amazing resource for parents not only because of the huge variety of books (including audio books and e-books for both kids and adults) but also because the libraries offer free classes, events, programs, and clubs for members of all ages. From homework help to book clubs to computer classes to toddler and baby yoga, there are so many opportunities to utilize local libraries.

The story times offered each week vary from library to library but they all involve some combination of singing songs, reading stories, parachute play, bubbles, and toys. The play groups are less structured and feature open play with lots of toys, balls, and even more bubbles. Baby Storytimes and Playtimes are for ages 0-18 months, toddler storytimes are geared toward tots ages 18-36 months, and preschool groups are aimed at 3- 5 year-olds. There are also bilingual and Spanish storytimes, as well as pajama and family storytimes that encourage reading for the whole family.

Read on for a list of storytimes and playtimes at libraries inside the Loop. Note that they are not offered every week at each branch, so check the facility's online calendar before making your trip.

Carnegie Neighborhood Library
1050 Quitman St., Houston

Libros for Everyone- Bilingual Storytime , ages 0-5
Mondays 11 a.m.-noon

Toddler Storytime 
Tuesdays 10-11:30 a.m. 

Baby Storytime 
Thursdays noon-1 p.m.

Central Library, Jesse H. Jones Building
500 McKinney St., Houston

Baby Storytime 
Mondays 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Toddler Storytime 
Mondays 11:30 a.m.-noon

Preschool Storytime
Mondays 1-1:45 p.m.

Toddler Playtime
Tuesdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Family Storytime for ages 0-10 years
Saturdays 11 a.m.-noon

​​Flores Neighborhood Library
110 N. Milby St., Houston

Libros for Everyone- Bilingual Storytime, 0 -5 years
Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Toddler Playtime
Tuesdays 11:30 a.m.-noon

Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library
4100 Montrose Blvd., Houston

Toddler Storytime 
Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Baby Storytime 
Tuesdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Heights Neighborhood Library
1302 Heights Blvd., Houston

Baby Storytime
Mondays noon-12:30 p.m. and 12:30-1 p.m.

Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Toddler Storytime
Thursdays 10-10:30 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m.

HPL Express Discovery Green
1500 McKinney St. R2, Houston

Toddler Storytime
Tuesdays 10:30-11 a.m.

Johnson Neighborhood Library
3517 Reed Road, Houston

Toddler Storytime
Tuesdays 10:15-11 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays 10:15-11 a.m.

Pajama Storytimes 
Saturdays 10:30-11 a.m.

Kendall Neighborhood Library
609 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston

Toddler Storytime
Tuesdays 10:30-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon

Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Baby Storytime
Thursdays 11 a.m.-noon

Looscan Neighborhood Library
2510 Willowick Road, Houston

Toddler Storytime
Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Baby Storytime
Thursdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library 
5411 Pardee St., Houston

Preschool Storytime 
Wednesdays 10-11 a.m.

McGovern-Stella Link Neighborhood Library
7405 Stella Link Road, Houston

Tune Time - Music and Dancing Playtime for ages 0-5 years
Mondays and Wednesday 12:30-1 p.m.

Baby Storytime
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11-11:45 a.m.

Toddler Storytime
Tuesdays 11-11:45 a.m.

Pajama Storytimes 
Wednesdays 7-7:45 p.m.

Preschool Storytime
Thursdays 11-11:45 a.m.

Meyer Neighborhood Library
5005 W. Bellfort Blvd., Houston

Baby Playtime 
Tuesdays 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Toddler Storytime
Wednesdays 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Preschool Playtime
Wednesdays 1:30-2:15 p.m.

Pajama Storytimes
Thursdays 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Oak Forest Neighborhood Library
1349 W. 43rd St., Houston

Baby Playtime
Tuesdays 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Toddler Storytime
Wednesdays 10-10:30 a.m. and 10:45-11:15 a.m.

Park Place Regional Library
8145 Park Place, Houston

Libros for Everyone- Bilingual Storytime
Tuesdays 1-1:30 p.m.

Toddler Playtime
Thursdays 11:30 a.m.-noon

Smith Neighborhood Library
3624 Scott St., Houston

Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Stanaker Neighborhood Library
611 S. Sgt Macario Garcia Drive, Houston

Toddler Playtime
Thursdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Young Neighborhood Library
5107 Griggs Road, Houston

Toddler Storytime
Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Libros for Everyone - Bilingual Storytime
Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 a.m.


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