Story time locations in reno

Free Story Time in Reno, Sparks, and Beyond

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Story time is a family favorite and I am sure it is in your home too!  Did you know that there are free story time locations in Reno and surrounding areas offered to local residents?

Our first Nevada Moms playdate included story time at one of our local libraries, so it is no secret that we think storytime is the best, especially when there are so many free options! Check out these recurring story time locations. We’ve included the location, days, time, and type of storytime offered.

Sign Up Your Child for Their Own Library Card

Plus if you attend storytime with your kids at a local public library don’t forget to sign them up for a library card! It’s free and there are a lot of bonus perks that come with owning a library card.

A library card under a child’s name or an educator does not incur any late fees.


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Yeah, you heard that right. No worrying about all of those misplaced books due last week that you just can’t seem to find. If you check them out under your adult library card, though, beware of those fees.

In addition, if you have a library card, you can gain access to a few apps like Libby and even the kid’s version called Tumblebooks . Tumblebooks offers audiobooks, picture books and even chapter books for early readers!

Story Time Locations In Reno, Sparks, and Beyond

We’ve also included an up-to-date calendar at the end of this post so you can see all storytime locations and activities happening near you at a Washoe County Library.

Story time locations in reno

Carson City

Carson City Library

Signing Sea Otters Storytime

Every Other Monday | 10:30am – 11:15am

  • Activity: ASL Story Time (Sign Language)
  • Ages: Kids of all ages

Join us for weekly stories, songs and crafts all designed to help children and their caregivers learn American Sign Language
Participants 9 and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver who is at least 13 years old at all times.
No registration is required.

Baby Bookworms Storytime

Tuesdays | 10:30am – 11:15am

  • Activity: Family Story Time
  • Ages: 0-24 months

Join us for weekly stories, songs and structured free play time!
Participants 9 and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver who is at least 13 years old at all times.
No registration is required.

Bedtime Bears Storytime

Wednesdays | 6:30pm – 7:30pm

  • Activity: Family Story Time
  • Ages: Kids of all ages

Join us every Wednesday night for stories, songs and crafts designed to help kids wind down at the end of the day. 

Big Kids Butterflies Storytime

Thursdays | 10:30am – 11:15am

  • Activity: Family Story Time
  • Ages: 1-5

Join us for weekly stories, songs and crafts!
Participants 9 and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver who is at least 13 years old at all times.
No registration is required.

Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada

Wednesdays | 10:30am

  • Activity: At story time, we will explore a variety of themes and subjects through rich children’s literature, music, finger-plays, puppets, and art.
  • Ages: All ages

Free for members, or included in the daily entry rates. Note that this event has been changing throughout the year, so check to verify.

Incline Village

Incline Village Library

Family Story Time

Tuesdays and Thursdays | 10:30am – 11:30am

  • Activity: Family Story Time
  • Ages: Kids of all ages

Enjoy stories, fingerplays, and wiggle action as part of the experience to encourage a love of books, empower thinking, stimulate creativity, and promote an overall sense of wellbeing.
Registration is highly recommended.

P.J. Story Time

Last Tuesday of the month | 6:30pm – 7:00pm

  • Activity: Family Story Time with a bedtime theme . . . come in your pajamas and slippers.
  • Ages: Kids of all ages

Enjoy stories, fingerplays, and wiggle action as part of the experience to encourage a love of books, empower thinking, stimulate creativity, and promote an overall sense of wellbeing.
Registration is highly recommended.

Reno

Downtown Reno Library

Family Story Time

Tuesdays | 10:15am – 10:45am

  • Activity: Family Story Time
  • Ages: Kids of all ages

Baby Story Time

2nd Thursdays | 10:15am – 11:15am

  • Activity: Baby Story Time
  • Ages: 0 – 18 months

Enjoy stories, fingerplays, and wiggle action as part of the experience to encourage a love of books, empower thinking, stimulate creativity, and promote an overall sense of well-being.

Twisting Sprout

4th Thursdays | 10:15am – 11:15am

  • Activity: Movement Program
  • Ages: 3 – 7 years old

This program integrates stories, music, movement, and games to provide children with opportunities to build fundamental physical skills whilst promoting self-awareness, creativity, communication and cooperation with their peers and family.
Registration is required.

Northwest Reno Library

Wednesdays | 10:30-11:30

  • Activity: Preschool Story Time
  • Ages: Preschool children 3 – 6 years
Story time locations in reno

North Valleys Library

2nd Saturday | 2pm-3pm

  • Activity: Paws 2 Read
  • Ages: Beginning readers

Reading program for children of all ages proudly presented by Paws 4 Love. Friendly dogs lend a loving, non-judgmental ear to beginning readers.
After reading to a gentle dog, children receive a free book. Please register for a time slot HERE.

Sierra View Library

Fridays | 11:00 – 11:30am

  • Activity: Family Story Time
  • Ages: All

South Valleys Library

Tuesdays | 10:30am – 11:00am

  • Activity: Preschool Story time
  • Ages: Preschool children from 3 – 6 years

2nd Saturdays | 11:00am – 12:00pm

  • Activity: Paw 2 Read
  • Ages: Beginning readers

Registration Required. Reading program for children of all ages proudly presented by Paws 4 Love.  Friendly dogs lend a loving, non-judgmental ear to beginning readers.  After reading to a gentle dog, children receive a free book.

Sparks

Spanish Springs Library

2nd Sundays | 1:30pm – 2:30pm

  • Activity: Paws 2 Read
  • Ages: Beginning readers

Paws 2 Read.  Reading program for children of all ages proudly presented by Paws 4 Love.  Friendly dogs lend a loving, non-judgmental ear to beginning readers.  After reading to a gentle dog, children receive a free book.
Registration is required.

Sparks Library

Wednesdays | 10:15am – 11:15am

  • Activity: Family Story Time
  • Ages: All

Thursdays | 10:15am – 11:15am

  • Activity: Bilingual Story Time
  • Ages: All ages

Winnemucca

The Humboldt County Library System is made up of a Main Library in Winnemucca, two Branch locations in McDermitt and Denio, and a Bookmobile.

Humboldt County Library

Tuesdays | 10:00am

  • Activity: Story Time
  • Ages: Geared towards 3 years – 5 years

Washoe County Library Calendar

Where is your favorite place to attend storytime?

If we’ve missed your favorite storytime locations that’s recurring, leave us a comment below so we can get it added to our guide! Don’t forget it must be free.

Leanna Carson is an expecting mama via IVF and a serial entrepreneur.

Born and raised in Las Vegas, she loves sharing all things family-friendly as well as local spots most don’t even know about! She co-founded Nevada Moms in 2018 and it has become the #1 Family Guide to Nevada experiences, activities, happenings, and more.

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