These story times for kids in Columbus, Ohio will keep your kids entertained with stories, crafts, treats and other fun activities!
There are so many fun story times for kids around Columbus! I especially love the addition of story times at restaurants! Books + Food = a perfect combination! But whether or not you want a snack, a walk on the farm or a themed craft, there’s something on this list for everyone! Make sure to double check with each location’s calendar to make sure the story time is still on!
Story Times for Kids in Columbus Ohio:
- 4222 Easton Loop W., Columbus, OH 43219
Tent Tales for Tykes – Storytime at L.L.Bean takes place on Tuesdays at 10:30. Each week features a different nature or outdoor theme, and related activities, games or crafts. Recommended for children ages 3-6. Register online.
Duck Donuts (Dublin)
- 7717 Sawmill Rd., Dublin, OH 43016
Takes place every other Monday morning from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Includes story, coloring and a demonstration of how donuts are made! Recommended for ages 3-6. Double check their Facebook page for updates.
Chick fil A on Sawmill
- 6051 Sawmill Rd., Dublin, OH 43017
Takes place on the First and Third Mondays of the month at 10:00 AM. The theme varies each time! (Plus CFA Sawmill serves breakfast until 11:00 AM!) Double check their Facebook page for updates.
- 646 McCorkle Blvd, Westerville, OH 43082
Story time takes place every Wednesday from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Story time includes reading 2 stories, a craft and a snack size cookie for all participants. (Take advantage of their daily value on Wednesdays: 5 cookies for $5). Call 614-901-0046 with questions.
Stratford Ecological Center
- 3083 Liberty Rd., Delaware, OH 43015
Story Time takes place the second Tuesday of the month from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM and is $5/family. The theme is seasonal based on what is going on on the farm at the time! Double check their events page for updates.
Ohio Wildlife Center
- 6131 Cook Rd. Powell, OH 43065
Wild Story Time takes place on the first Wednesday of each month and includes stories, a craft, a tour of the grounds and a visit from an animal resident! Double check their events page for updates.
Grange Insurance Audubon Center
- 505 W. Whittier St. Columbus, OH 43215
- Multiple Locations
Story Time at Lifeway takes place at 10:00 AM on Saturdays with several stories! Kids of all ages are welcome. Click the link for store locations.
Franklin Park Conservatory
- 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203
Nature Storytime takes place on Thursdays at 10:30 AM. This is appropriate for kids ages 3-5 and features stories that celebrate gardens, plants and nature. During the spring and summer, the story time takes place in the Children’s Garden. Storytime is included with admission or membership. Check their calendar to stay current on the location.
Cover to Cover Bookstore
- 2116 Arlington Ave., Columbus, OH 43221
Story times take place on Saturdays at 10:30 AM and Sundays (including kids yoga) at 9:00 AM. Double check the calendar for times and stories. There are also frequent author visits and other events at this beautiful bookstore just for children!
Barnes and Noble
- Multiple locations
Most Barnes and Noble locations have story times on at 11:00 AM on Saturdays. Each week there is a new book and theme. More info.
Dublin Toy Emporium
- 28 N. High St., Dublin, OH 43017
Story times take place monthly along with other kid-friendly classes. Check the website for events.
Prairie Township Fire Department
- 123 Inah Ave., Columbus, OH 43228
Reading with a Firefighter takes place weekly in July and August and includes stories read by Firefighters, snacks and climbing on the fire trucks afterward! Double check their Facebook page for exact dates.
- 25 W. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015
Takes place once a month! Story time includes picture books, and a craft or music activity around a common theme. Story Time will last for 30 minutes, and is appropriate for children 2+. Double check their Facebook page for dates.
- Related: Exploring Delaware with Your Kids
Pottery Barn Kids at Polaris Fashion Place
- 1500 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, OH 43240
Takes place every Tuesday at 11:00 AM and includes stories, activities and more. Check the website for more info.
- Story time takes place on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 AM. lilylimes is right outside the play area at The Shops at Worthington Place.
Locations with Occasional Story Times for Kids in Columbus:
- 1257 Grandview Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43212
Follow their Facebook page for updates.
- 841 N High St., Columbus, Ohio 43215
Follow their Facebook page for updates.
- 2424 E. Main Street, Bexley, OH 43209
Check the events on their website for current information.
- 1900 Ikea Way, Columbus, OH 43240
Check in on the restaurant level for information on story times for kids!
- Related: IKEA Columbus Sneak Peek
Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks
So many of the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks offer story times or special programs for kids of all ages. Start by searching their Event Listing by choosing “All Parks” and Preschool as an age group!
Library Story Times in Columbus:
Of course there are tons of story times happening at our local libraries! Too many to list! But here are the websites for each of the local libraries where you can check for their most recent and updated story times!
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*Please be aware, information is gathered from multiple community sources. Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity. Please call ahead or check links to confirm activities. Enjoy what you do today!*