“Storytimes” are a good first outing with your little one – And they are FREE! Generally, they are divided by age range and include 30 to 45 minutes of stories, songs and a little coloring (depending on your child’s age). It often requires a little leg work to find the best storytellers but don’t let that turn you off to trying this enjoyable activity. As your child grows, keep up with your local library and bookstore calendar of events so you can take advantage of more fun activities such as puppet shows, craft times, summer reading programs and holiday related events.
City of Richmond Library System
General Information: 804.646.4256
- Belmont on 3100 Ellwood Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221
- Westover Hills on 1408 Westover Hills Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23225
- West End on 5420 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226
- East End on 1200 N. 25th Street, Richmond, VA 23223
- Hull Street on 1400 Hull Street, Richmond, VA 23224
- North Avenue on 2901 North Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222
- Main on 101 East Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23219
- Ginter Park on 1200 Westbrook Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227
- Broad Rock on 4820 Old Warwick Road, Richmond, VA 23224
Henrico County Library System
General Information: 804.652.3200. Click on “Calendar of Events” then search by location, age group and/or event type. The “Connections” link is also helpful. Special Note: The Tuckahoe Library and Twin Hickory Library have a drive up window! Simply put books on hold while online, wait for an email message that they are ready, then pick them up in the drive thru –it’s that easy!
- Dumbarton on 6800 Staples Mill Rd, Henrico, VA 23228
- Gayton on 10600 Gayton Road, Henrico, VA 23238
- Fairfield on 1001 N. Laburnum Ave, Henrico, VA 23223
- North Park on 8508 Franconia Road, Henrico, VA 23227
- Glen Allen on 10501 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
- Tuckahoe on 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico, VA 23229
- Sandston on 23 E. Williamsburg Road, Sandston, VA 23150
- Twin Hickory on 5001 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059
- Varina on 2001 Library Road, Henrico, VA 23231
Chesterfield County Library System
General Information: 804.748.1601
- Central on 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832
- Chester on 10800 Centre Street, Chester, VA 23831
- Bon Air on 9102 Rattlesnake Road, Bon Air, VA 23235
- Enon on 1801 Enon Church Road, Chester, VA 23836
- La Prade on 9000 Hull Street Road, Richmond, VA 23236
- Clover Hill on 6701 Deer Run Drive, Midlothian, VA 23112
- Ettrick-Matoaca on 4501 River Road, Petersburg, VA 23803
- Meadowdale on 4301 Meadowdale Blvd, Richmond, VA 23234
- Midlothian on 521 Coalfield Road, Midlothian, VA 23114
Pamunkey Regional Library System
General Information: Hanover: 804.365.6211 Goochland: 804.556.4774. Serves Ashland, Hanover, Goochland, King & Queen and King William Counties.
Powhatan Public Library
2270 Mann Rd. Powhatan, VA 23139 Phone: 804.598.5670
Heritage Public Library
9001 Boulevard Road Providence Forge, VA 23140 Phone: 804.966.2480 – Serves New Kent and Charles City Counties.
Barnes & Noble Bookstores
Use the online store locator to get information on Storytimes at your local B&N store.
bbgb tales for kids
3003 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221 Phone: 804. 353.5675
A local children’s bookstore in Carytown with story time every Wednesday at 11am.