Children and toddlers need plenty of stimulation and activity. Storytime is a great way to get your kiddos out in a social situation, hear a story, sing songs and play. There are lots of free storytimes and children activites around town and better yet, they all free.
Las Vegas Clark County Library District
Children’s Library Event Calendars– Each library has different calendars and times for different ages. Here are the branches at the link to the current calendar pages: Centennial Hills, Clark County, Enterprise, Las Vegas, Laughlin, Mesquite, Moapa Valley, Rainbow, Sahara West, Spring Valley, Summerlin, Sunrise, West Charleston, West Las Vegas, Whitney and Windmill Libraries.
Here are some examples of what is offered, each branch keeps their own schedule:
- Baby Storytime- Ages 0-18 months
- Toddler Storytime- Ages 18-36 months
- Five and Under Storytime- Ages 0-5 years
- Preschool Storytime- Ages 3-5 years
- Family Storytime- All ages welcome
- Duplo Family Storytime- enjoy a story and songs then stay after for family playtime and bonding with Lego Duplo.
Some special programs offered at the various branches are as follows. Please note that space may be limited for school age programs and tickets may be required. Tickets are available at 3pm the day of the program. Be sure to check the link for up to date calendars:
- Family Game Day- come play the Xbox, computer games and board games- all ages
- Bytes and Boards Gaming Group- Grades 6-12
- Toddler Art- ages 2-5 years
- Rock the Library- ages 2-5 years- story, music and dancing for little ones
- STEAM team/LEGO Club/Ozobots- grades K-5
- Tween Time- ages 8-13 years
Henderson Library branches include Green Valley, Paseo Verde, Gibson, and Heritage Park (only ages 50+). Each branch has differing events and times that can be found at the link. Some events will require tickets. Some examples of events that are offered:
- Baby Storytime/Babies & Books- 0-18 months
- Rhythm & Rhyme- stories, singing and dancing- ages 0-5 years
- Pirate Bedtime Story- special storytime before bed, no age specified
- Paint with Me- enjoy a story and create your own masterpiece to take home. Ages 4-10
- Toddler Storytime- ages 1.5 to 3 years
- Storytime- general time for ages 0-5 years
- Preschool Storytime- for ages 3 years to 6 years
- Yoga for Youngsters- share stories and yoga poses, ages 0-5 years
- Family Storytime- designed for the entire family, kids ages 10 and under, enjoy books, music, crafts and play.
- Sensory Storytime- Designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, or other developmental challenges, ages 0-5 years.
Here are some examples of other events offered for children in the Henderson Libraries:
- STEAM Power- Using science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) to do fun experiments and projects. Ages 8-12 years
- Make & Take Crafts- while supplies last for kids of all ages
- PokeClub- learning about and discussing Pokemon. All age children.
- Playdate at the Library- ages 0-5 and their parents or caregivers.
- Homework Help Club- Teen volunteers will be available to assist students in grades K-8 with school-issued homework assignments.
- LEGO Challenge- Each month kids will be given a theme and 30 minutes to build. Ages 5-11 years
- Pizza & Pages Book Club- Snack on pizza and soda pop while discussing a specific book. Ages 9-12 years.
- Kid Inventor’s Day- Learn about kids who have invented things and how you could become an inventor yourself! For kids ages 6-10.
- Picnic & a Movie- for children/family-Bring your picnic dinner and watch a pre-selected family movie on our big screen
Pottery Barn Kids– Every Tuesday at 11am. Stories, activities and more. Become a kids book club member and receive a special surprise after attending five events. Rampart Commons, 1075 South Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145
Barnes & Noble Bookstores– With three location across the Vegas valley, they offer free storytime’s as well as other special events. Each store hosts storytime at 11am every Saturday. Check the calendar at the store nearest you for specific books and more details.
- Henderson- 567 North Stephanie, Henderson, NV 89014
- Summerlin- Crossroads Commons- 8915 W. Charleston Las Vegas, NV 89117
- Northwest- Rainbow Promenade-2191 N Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89108
Be sure to bookmark this page and check back, as some venues will add storytimes and events in the upcoming months. Stay up to date and subscribe to Vegas Living on the Cheap to receive emails when new free and cheap events and ideas are posted. Also, check out our other posts on Kids activities here in town: