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Story Times 

Children begin acquiring literacy skills from the moment they are born, and as a caregiver, you are your child's first teacher.  Attend story times at the Fort Worth Library and help prepare your youngster for success.  Story times include music, rhymes, crafts and other engaging activities that develop the skills necessary to become a strong reader.  

Join any of these weekly story times and give your child the gift of literacy.  Please check the Library's Events Calendar to confirm days and times on any programs listed below.

Story Time Resources


Booker’s Alley Story Time Program

Booker the Armadillo lives in the Library, and he loves to share great stories with you while visiting the Central Library Youth Center!  Previously, Booker’s Alley was our televised story time, broadcast on Cable Channel 31.  Videos of past episodes aired on television, in both English and Spanish, can be checked out from the Library.


**Story times offered in Spanish/English.

BOLD Library

Story time offered on request any day.  Ask a librarian for further assistance.

Central Library

Preschool Story Time

  • 7 p.m. Tuesdays 
  • 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays
  • 7 p.m. Thursdays
  • **4 p.m. Saturdays
  • **4 p.m. Sundays
  • Story time offered on request any day.  Ask a librarian for further assistance.

Shake, Rattle and Read Story Time

A special series for lively children. If your child has always wanted to be loud in the library, then come to this program and explore sounds, movements, stories and rhymes. No shushing allowed! Program intended for ages 2 – 5.

  • 11 a.m. Monday, June 30
  • 11 a.m. Monday, July 7
  • 11 a.m. Monday, July 14
  • 11 a.m. Monday, July 21
  • 11 a.m. Monday, July 28

COOL Library

Story time offered on request any day.  Ask a librarian for further assistance.

Diamond Hill/Jarvis Branch Library

  • **4 p.m. Tuesdays
  • **10:30 a.m. Saturdays

East Berry Branch Library

  • **4 p.m. Tuesdays
  • 7 p.m. Wednesdays

East Regional Library

  • **7 p.m. Mondays
  • 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays
  • 4 p.m. Saturdays

Ella Mae Shamblee Branch Library

  • **4 p.m. Mondays
  • 7 p.m. Tuesdays

Northside Branch Library

  • **4 p.m. Mondays
  • **7 p.m. Wednesdays

Northwest Branch Library

  • **10:30 a.m. Tuesdays
  • 7 p.m. Thursdays
  • 10:30 a.m. Saturdays

Ridglea Branch Library

  • 7 p.m. Mondays
  • **10:30 a.m. Fridays 

Riverside Branch Library

  • **4 p.m. Mondays
  • **10:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Seminary South Branch Library

  •  **4 p.m. Wednesdays
  • **10:30 a.m. Saturdays

Southwest Regional Library 

  • **4 p.m. Tuesdays
  • 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays
  • 10:30 a.m. Saturdays

Summerglen Branch Library

  • 7 p.m. Mondays
  • 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays
  • **4 p.m. Wednesdays

Wedgwood Branch Library

  • **4 p.m. Mondays 

Updated 30 June 2014

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