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Story Times 

Join any of these weekly story times and give your child the gift of literacy. Fort Worth Library story times are based on the Every Child Ready to Read philosophy that identifies six skills that help children to learn to read and five practices that enhance those skills. Our story times share stories, songs, rhymes, and literacy tips for caregivers to encourage children to develop a love of books, learn new words and sounds, identify letters, demonstrate how to use books and tell a story. Story time activities help children practice reading, writing, singing, talking and playing to enhance the skills they will need to learn to read.

Preschool Story Times geared for children who have not yet started school are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. and introduce your child to the wonder of reading and instill a love of books.

Family Story Times are planned for multiple age groups of children and are scheduled at 4 p.m. and on weekends. Come as a family and enjoy great stories, songs, and rhymes that provide something for everyone.

Bearly Bedtime Story Times scheduled at 7 p.m. are perfect before bedtime as a quiet activity that introduces families to children's books, songs, and rhymes.

Special story times such as All Aboard: Sensory Story Time, Toddler Story Time and Shake Rattle and Read Story Time are featured as part of the Worth Reading program and rotate throughout the year. Be sure to check the Worth Reading page for the latest programming information.

Bilingual Story Times (Spanish and English) are available at all of our library locations. These story times are indicated below with an asterisk.



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


  • 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.


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

Diamond Hill/Jarvis 

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

East Berry 

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

East Regional 

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

Ella Mae Shamblee 

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


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


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


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


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


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

Southwest Regional 

Weekly Story Times

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

Special Story Time

Shake, Rattle and Read: 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! 

  • 11 a.m. • Tuesdays • May 5 – Aug. 25


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


  • **4 p.m. Mondays 

Updated 30 July 2015

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