Story Times in Wichita

A complete schedule of story times in Wichita.

Six days a week, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. there are story times happening all over our city and surrounding areas. Hip, hip, hooray! Here are a few tips for attendees – scroll down for the schedule!

1. Shop around. Not all story times are the same and it might take a few tries to find one that’s right for you. Every teacher has their own style and the mix of books, finger plays and songs is a personal preference thing for your kids and for you. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

2. Timing is everything. This is not a once in a lifetime opportunity that’s worth skipping a nap or delaying a meal (a.k.a. the perfect recipe for a toddler meltdown). If it doesn’t fit easily into your child’s schedule, maybe now’s not the right time to introduce this particular story time. You want story time to be a fun, exciting exposure to books and “formal” class structure.

3. Play nice. With other parents that is. Say “hi.” and “Isn’t this weather beautiful/crummy?” Or go next level and learn a name or two during small talk. Story time is likely the only time today that a parent gets to talk to someone that isn’t three feet tall and may be the main reason they put on their nice yoga pants to sit on a musty carpet square, so be friendly. Oh, and it sets a good example for the kids, too!

4. Say thanks.  Most of the below story times are free for you and your family. Thank the librarian or story time leader (you and your kiddo). Patronize their business. Tell friends.  Show them some love on Facebook with a check-in or positive review. The more great feedback area businesses and organizations receive about their kid’s programs the more likely even more may become available.

Story time information is subject to change and those that run on a session schedule may take several breaks throughout the year, so check links and/or social media before you go.  Information is listed by day, then time, then alphabetically and organized as follows:: Location// Address// Frequency// Time// Ages// Cost.

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Andover Public Library//1511 E. Central Avenue// Tuesdays// 9:30 a.m.// Ages: 0-18 months// Free; Registration Required

Andover Public Library// 1511 E. Central Avenue// Mondays// 10:30 a.m.// Ages: 2 years old// Free

Wichita Public Library- Alford Branch// 3447 South Meridian Avenue// Mondays// 10:30- 11 a.m.// Ages: 3-6// Free

Wichita Public Library- Central Branch// 223 S. Main Street// Mondays// 4-4:30 p.m.// Ages: 3-6// Free

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Andover Public Library// 1511 E. Central Avenue// Tuesdays// 9:30 a.m.// Ages: 0-24 months// Free; Registration Required

Chick-fil-A Central & Rock// 7990 E. Central// 1st & 3rd Tuesdays// 9:30 a.m.// Ages: Preschool //Free

Fish Tales WATER Center Story Time & Nature Surprise// 101 E. Pawnee// Second Tuesdays// 10 a.m.// Ages: Pre-K, but all are welcome to attend// Free

Andover Public Library// 1511 E. Central Avenue// Tuesdays// 10:30 a.m.// Ages: 3-5// Free

Haysville Community Library// 210 S. Hays Haysville, KS// Tuesdays// 10:30 a.m.// Ages: not specified// Free

Kansas Humane Society// First Tuesdays; September- May only// 10:30 a.m.// Ages: birth to 5// Suggested donation: $4/family

Moxi Junction// 319 S. Park Avenue Maize, KS//Tuesdays// 10:30 a.m.// Ages: not specified// Free

Mulvane Public Library// 101 E. Main Street Mulvane, KS// Tuesdays// 10:30 a.m.// Ages: not specified// Free

Valley Center Public Library// 321 W. 1st Valley Center, KS// Tuesdays// 10:30-11 a.m.// Ages: birth to 8// Free

Wichita Public Library- Alford Branch// 3447 South Meridian Avenue// Tuesdays// 10:30- 11 a.m.// Ages: 3-6// Free

Wichita Public Library- Rockwell Branch// 5939 E. 9th Street// Tuesdays// 11:30- 11:50 a.m.// Ages: 2 and under// Free

Wichita Public Library- Westlink Branch// 8515 Bekemeyer Street// Tuesdays// 10:30 a.m.// Ages: 3-6// Free

Wichita Public Library- Westlink Branch// 8515 Bekemeyer Street// Tuesdays// 10:30 a.m.// Ages: birth to nine months// Free

Wichita Public Library- Central Branch// 223 S. Main Street// Tuesdays// 6:30-7:15 p.m.// Ages: 3-8// Free

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Park City Public Library// 2107 E. 61st St. North// Wednesdays// 9:30-10 a.m.// Ages: 2 years old// Free

Derby Public Library// 1600 Walnut Grove Road// Wednesdays// 10-10:40 a.m.// Ages: 3-5// Free

Andover Public Library// 1511 E. Central Avenue// Wednesdays// 10:30 a.m.// Ages: 3-5// Free

Hurts Donut – West// 7010 W. 21st Street N.// Wednesdays// 10:30 a.m.// Ages: not specified// Free, includes craft

Park City Public Library// 2107 E. 61st St. North// Wednesdays// 10:30-11 a.m.// Ages: 3- 5 years old// Free

Towanda Public Library// 620 Highland Street Towanda, KS// Wednesdays// 10:30 a.m.// Ages: 1-7// Free

Wichita Public Library- Central Branch// 223 S. Main Street// Wednesdays// 10:30 a.m.// Ages: 2 and under// Free

Wichita Public Library- Evergreen Branch [Cuentos Bilingues]// 2601 N. Arkansas// Wednesdays// 10:30-11 a.m.// Ages: 3-6// Free

Wichita Public Library- Rockwell Branch// 5939 E. 9th Street// Wednesdays// 10:30- 11 a.m.// Ages: 3-6// Free

Wichita Public Library- Westlink Branch// 8515 Bekemeyer Street// Wednesdays// 10:30 a.m.// Ages: 2-6// Free

Great Plains Nature Center// 6232 E. 29th Street North// Wednesdays// 11-11:30 a.m.// Ages: First Grade and younger// Free

Haysville Community Library// 210 S. Hays Haysville, KS// Wednesdays// 11 a.m.// Ages: not specified// Free

Towanda Public Library// 620 Highland Street Towanda, KS// Wednesdays// 11:15 a.m.// Ages: 8+// Free

Derby Public Library// 1600 Walnut Grove Road// Wednesdays// 11:15-12 p.m.// Ages: 3-5// Free

Hurts Donut – West// 7010 W. 21st Street N.// Wednesdays// 1:30 p.m.// Ages: not specified// Free, includes craft

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Andover Public Library// 1511 E. Central Avenue// Thursdays// 9:30 a.m.// Ages: 0-18 months// Free; Registration Required

Botanica Wichita// 701 Amidon Street//Summer Thursdays// 10:30 a.m.// Ages: 2 and up// Included in Admission or Membership

Wichita Public Library- Westlink Branch// 8515 Bekemeyer Street// Thursdays// 11:15 a.m.// Ages: 2 and under// Free

 

Wichita Public Library- Rockwell Branch// 5939 E. 9th Street// Thursdays// 10:30 a.m.// Ages: 2 year olds// Free

Wichita Public Library- Central Branch// 223 S. Main Street// Thursdays// 11:30 a.m.// Ages: 3-6// Free

Andover Public Library// 1511 E. Central Avenue// Thursdays// 1:30 p.m.// Ages: 3-5// Free

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Mulvane Public Library// 101 E. Main Street Mulvane, KS// Fridays// 10:30 a.m.// Ages: not specified// Free

Wichita Public Library – Central Branch// 223 S. Main Street// Fridays// 10:30-10:50 a.m.// Ages: under 2// Free

Wichita Public Library – Central Branch// 223 S. Main Street// Fridays// 11:30-11:50 a.m.// Ages: Birth to Nine Months// Free

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Watermark Books & Cafe// 4701 E. Douglas// Saturdays// 10:30 a.m.// Ages: 4-8// Free

Barnes & Noble// 1920 N. Rock Road// Saturdays// 11 a.m.// Ages: not specified// Free

Mulvane Public Library// 101 E. Main Street Mulvane, KS// 4th Saturdays// 11 a.m.// Ages: not specified// Free

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2 Responses to Story Times in Wichita

  1. Hannah May 6, 2017 at 3:15 pm #

    Ginny do you think these times will be good/accurate for storytime this summer?

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