A reading of The Cat in the Hat at Barnes & Noble Booksellers. The store offers free story times every Saturday around 11 a.m.. sometimes with costumed character appearances.
Parents, how many times have you read Green Eggs and Ham? Five hundred? Five million? Me too. (I can recite it here or there; I can recite it anywhere. And in a house and with a mouse, and on a boat and with a goat.) And my kids will seemingly never tire of it. My point is, sometimes it’s nice to let someone else do the talking. Here on Oahu, there’s at least one free story time every day of the week – check out our list to find one near you.
Liliha Public Library, every Monday, 10 a.m. (1 to 4 years old)
Manoa Public Library, every Monday, 10:30 a.m. (1 to 2 years old)
Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, third Tuesday of every month, 11 a.m.
Mililani Public Library, Tuesdays (through March 5) 10:30 a.m.
Kalihi-Palama Public Library, every Tuesday at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (for babies and children up to 4 years old)
Manoa Public Library, every Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. (ages 2 to 5)
Aiea Public Library, every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.
Kahuku Public & School Library. every Wednesday, 10 a.m.
Kailua Public Library, Wednesdays (through March 27) 10:30 a.m. (ages 2 to 5)
Little People Hawaii, Windward Mall, every Wednesday, 11 a.m.
Toddler Time at Kahala Mall Center Court, every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.
Aina Haina Public Library, every Thursday at 10 a.m.
Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center, every Thursday, 10:30 a.m. (free for members or with paid admission to the Center)
Hawaii Kai Public Library, every Thursday, 10 a.m.
Liliha Public Library, every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (for families)
Kaneohe Public Library, every Thursday, 10:30 a.m.
Waianae Public Library, every Thursday, 10 a.m.
Waimanalo Public Library, every Thursday, 10:15 a.m.
Waipahu Public Library, Thursdays (through March 28), 10:30 a.m.
McCully-Moiliili Public Library, every Friday, 10 a.m.
Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library, every Friday, 10:30 a.m.
Hawaii State Library, every Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Waialua Public Library, every Saturday at 10 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Ala Moana Center, every Saturday, 11 a.m.
Kaimuki Public Library, every Sunday, 10:30 a.m. (all ages)
Events are subject to change; please call the individual venues to check weekly schedules and availability. For more library info, click here.
Ella loved meeting the Cat in the Hat recently at Barnes & Noble at Kahala Mall. On select Saturdays they have special story times with costumed characters; call store for details.
Ashley de Coligny is the proud mother of Ella (5) and Charlie (2). She usually has applesauce in her hair and can name all of the My Little Ponies. You can reach her via email, Twitter, Facebook, or via her personal Honolulu Mom blog.