After an exciting and active adventure at the indoor play zones, Evie wanted something a little more relaxing. She decided to investigate story time! She packed up her detective hat and magnifying glass, and headed to...
Barnes & Noble!!
After noticing an events flyer during a previous visit to the store, she made a mental note to come back for a true adventure! She couldn't believe all of the great kid events they have for free!! Each location has different story times...some during the week and some on Saturdays. She even found some cities have a bedtime story they do one night a week! You can visit the Barnes & Noble Store and Event Page to see the different events taking place at the locations near your home! Evie is really excited that the location near her house has story and craft time!! The day Evie went, the story teller read Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett. It was such a fun book! There were a lot of other kids that came to story time too!
After the story, Barnes & Noble provided the supplies to create a craft! Evie made a paper hat to help cover her head - in case it ever actually rained meatballs. Then she colored some meatballs to glue on her hat. And if it rained meatballs, guess what else would come down with it? Spaghetti noodles! So, Evie colored some yellow and orange noodles to glue on along with the meatballs!
All of the kids loved making the craft!
Here is Evie's finished product!
Do you not have a Barnes & Noble near your house? Evie also looked online at Borders. The locations near her house don't offer weekly story time, but she noticed that several other cities and states did! You can go to Border's Store Locator page, and type in your zip code. Once the results come up, you'll need to click on the location nearest your home. When the store information loads, you will need to scroll down to the bottom of the page where they have the store events listed.
Another great story time option is the public library!! Over half of the locations in Evie's city offer a weekly story time!
Are you a part of a Mom's Group, or do you have a large group of parents and kids that get together for play dates? When Evie visited the location near her house, the community relations manager told her that she would be happy to host a group of parents and kids for a private story time! If this is something that you are interested in, go to your location and ask to speak to the community relations manager. Just in case if this individual doesn't know what you are talking about - you can tell them that a location in Houston, Texas offered to do a private story time for free!
Evie hopes you will enjoy this relaxing, and free, adventure!
Be sure to register for the indoor play zone giveaway on the previous adventure post - giveaway closes Sunday, September 27th at 11:59pm CST. The winners will be announced in the following day's adventure post. Good luck!!