Story time locations in reno

Free Story Time in Reno, Sparks, and Beyond

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

Every Other Monday | 11:45am – 12:30pm

  • Activity: ASL Story Time (Sign Language)
  • Ages: 0-5

Join us for books and songs 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.

Thursday | 10:30am – 11:15am

  • Activity: Family Story Time
  • Ages: ALL

Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada

Wednesdays | 10:00am

  • Activity: Story time, music, and more.
  • Ages: ALL

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

Tuesdays | 11:30am – 12:00pm

  • Activity: Baby Story Time
  • Ages: 0-18mo

Thursdays | 11:30am – 12:00pm

  • Activity: Toddler Time
  • Ages: 18mo-3yrs


Downtown Reno Library

Tuesdays | 10:15am – 10:45am

  • Activity: Family Story Time
  • Ages: ALL

Northwest Reno Library (starts up again in Feb. 2022)

Wednesdays | 10:30-11:30

  • Activity: Preschool Story Time
  • Ages: Preschool children from 3-6 years

Thursdays | 10:30-11:30

  • Activity: Toddler time
  • Ages: 18mo – 3 years

Story time locations in reno

North Valleys Library

Wednesdays | 10:30-11:00

  • Activity: Toddler Story Time
  • Ages: 18mo-3yrs

Wednesdays | 5:45 – 6:15pm

  • Activity: P.J. Story Time
  • Ages: ALL

Thursdays | 10:30-11:00

  • Activity: Baby Story Time
  • Ages: 0-18mo

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

Thursdays | 10:30am – 11:00am

  • Activity: Toddler Time
  • Ages: 18mo-3yrs

Barnes and Noble (not yet confirmed for 2022)

Saturdays | 11:00am-11:30pm

  • Activity: Story Time
  • Ages: ALL

Every Saturday, you’ll discover a new book and join in on activities, stickers, and a craft. Plus, get a coupon from the B&N Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4.

Story time locations in reno


Spanish Springs Library

Mondays | 10:30am – 11:30am

  • Activity: Storytime / Stay & Play
  • Ages: Preschool children from 3-6 years

Thursdays & Fridays | 10:30am – 11:30am

  • Activity: Toddler Time / Stay & Play
  • Ages: 18mo-3yrs

Sparks Library | Sparks Location Currently CLOSED for Renovations (as of Jan. 1, 2022)

Wednesdays | 10:15am – 10:45am

  • Activity: Family Story Time
  • Ages: ALL

Thursdays | 10:15am – 10:45am

  • Activity: Sensory Story Time
  • Ages: For children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, or other developmental challenges. Also great for wigglers!

Fridays | 10:15am – 10:45am

  • Activity: Toddler Time
  • Ages: 18mo-3yrs


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: Read and Play
  • Ages: 18mo-3yrs

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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