Are you looking for storytimes in Greenville for something to do with the kids? Local storytime events are a great option. In Greenville, you’ll find storytimes at libraries, book stores, arts and crafts studios, museums, zoos, and more! Many of these events are completely free, and others like museums require regular admission. KAG Contributor Kristen Alcock rounded up local storytimes so we could share them with you, all in one place. You’ll often find these organized by day on our Kidding Around Greenville calendar, so don’t forget to check that when you are looking for something to do.
My kids and I love going to storytime. Ever since my days as a new mom, I found it was a great way to get out of the house, meet other moms, expose kids to literature, and support local businesses. Now that my kids are a little older, we love attending them at our favorite spots. Story Times are happening all over Greenville.
Where You Can Find Story Times in Greenville
Free Story Time Events in Greenville
These storytime events are completely 100% free. Pair them with a treat at a local coffee shop for an inexpensive morning out.
Greenville County Libraries
The Greenville County Library System has several storytime opportunities for you and your little one to enjoy.
Toddler Tales is 30-minutes of music, stories, and movement for your toddler (ages 19+ months).
Current Toddler Tales Schedule:
Mondays 10-10:30 am: Greer Library
Tuesdays 10-10:30 am: Pelham Road Library & Simpsonville Library
Tuesdays 11-11:30 am: Simpsonville Library
Story Time is 30-minutes of stories, music, and activities designed with preschoolers (ages 5 and under) in mind. These events are all FREE.
Current Story Time Schedule:
Mondays 10-10:30 am: Mauldin Library & Travelers Rest Library
Tuesdays 10-10:30 am: Hughes Library & Berea Library
Wednesdays 10-10:30 am: Five Forks Library, Fountain Inn Library, Pelham Road Library
Thursdays 10-10:30 am: Hughes Library, Augusta Road Library, Simpsonville Library
Friday 10-10:30 am: Taylors Library (check the calendar – some Fridays have a fun activity afterward)
Keep your eyes on the Greenville County Library Calendar to see when additional programs are reintroduced.
M. Judson’s Booksellers
Every Saturday at 10:30 M. Judson’s Booksellers hosts Story Time on the Steps. M. Judson/s Camilla Kitchen provides yummy treats during storytime, which is a huge bonus for parents. Plus, you can purchase a great cup of coffee while you are there. It doesn’t get much better. Kidding Around reviewed M. Judson’s Story Time so check that out for more information.
Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble off Woodruff Road offers a Saturday Storytime at 10 am. We also recommend keeping your eyes on local store event calendars for the most up-to-date about their storytime events.
- Barnes and Noble, Woodruff Road: Saturday at 10 am
- Barnes and Noble, Haywood Road: No Storytimes currently scheduled
- Barnes and Noble, Spartanburg: No Storytimes currently scheduled
Story Times in Greenville That Require Admission or Tickets
These storytimes are included with general admission or require a paid entry. You’ll find everything from museums with story events to a pottery studio with craft and story events.
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate holds various storytimes in its Dream Theatre. Story Time and More is a story and craft time for children ages 0 to 5. It is currently offered on Tuesday-Friday at 11 am & 12 pm. This storytime requires admission to the Children’s Museum, but there is no additional charge.
Also, the Children’s Museum recently started hosting storytime events at community locations in Greenville. These are FREE to the public. Follow TCMU’s social media accounts for the latest news regarding these events (Instagram and Facebook).
The Kroc Center
Storytime Thursdays occur every Thursday as part of the Kroc Kids program. Children listen to stories to spark their imagination and boost curiosity. Children participating in the program must be on a family membership. Otherwise, the cost is $4 per child per day. Pre-registration is required.
Color Clay Cafe
Once a month this paint-your-own-pottery studio in Greenville hosts a storytime event that includes painting a piece of pottery. The cost is $15. Check Color Clay Cafe website for days, times, and link to pre-register.
Bonus: Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center has a Storytelling Festival every October.
Do you know of a storytime we missed? Please let us know in the comments so we can complete this list!
Which storytime is your favorite to attend?