Story Hour at the Conservatory

Like books and want to keep the kids busy for an hour in a beautiful park like setting? Then this is definitely at great idea! You can do this even if its raining! But if the sun comes out in the afternoon, skip on over to the great water park and playground at Wright Park. Get the kiddos educated, crafted and played out and have a peaceful afternoon when you are all done!  If the kiddos are too young to read on their own, add this to their list of books read through the Tacoma Library Summer Reading Event. Pack a lunch and make it a great frugal event…

Parking around Wright Park can be tricky with all the permit only parking.  So watch for the signs, and ENJOY!~

Thursday (11:00am – 12:00pm)

Bring the kids to enjoy stories, art and science projects among Seymour Conservatory’s beautiful flowers. Bonnie Beaudoin leads the group in an hour of fun!

  • June 28: Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
    Science: What is a Rain Garden?
    Art: Thumbprint Flower Garden
  • July 5: If I Ran the Rainforest by Worth
    Science: Nature’s Camouflage
    Art: Camouflage Sponge Painting
  • July 12: The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
    Science: Ladybugs and Other Garden Insects
    Art: Ladybug Hunt & Craft
  • July 19 Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
    Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
    Science: Fun Nutrition Facts
    Art: Garden Collage of Seeds
  • July 26: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    Science: Our Gifts From Trees
    Activity: “Ornament Tree” Origami Wishes
  • August 2: Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
    Science: Bulbs, Tubors, Corms and Seeds
    Art: Tissue Paper Flowers

Monsters, Dragons and Fairy Tales – Oh My!


The Tacoma Public Library is at it again. They have put together what looks to be a good time for kids younger than about 9 or so. Mr. Brian is hosting a storytime with many different Themes in July and August

Monsters A monster theme, and it’s not even Halloween! Monster stories are from all over the world. So you and the kiddos will get a little bit of an international flair too. How lucky are we? Well we love monsters, dinosaurs and stories at our house, so this is perfect.

Wednesday July 18th at 10:30 at the Tacoma Main Library
Wednesday July 18th at 1:30pm at Mottet library 3523 East G street
Wednesday July 18th at 4pm at the Kobitech library 212 Browns Point Blvd
Thursday July 19th at 11:30am at Fern Hill library 765 S 84th street
Thursday July 19th at 2pm at the South Library 3411 S 56th street

Dragons The Dragon theme celebrates the year of the dragon by making your very own dragon and reading dragon stories.

Wednesday August 15th at 10:30 at Main Library
Wednesday August 15th at 1:30 at Mottet Library 3525 East G street
Wednesday August 15th at 4pm at Kobitech library 212 Browns Point Blvd
Thursday August 16th at 2pm at South library 3411 S. 56th street
Thursday August 16th at 4pm at Moore Library 215 S 56th street

Fairy Tales from Japan and China The Fairy Tale theme will focus on stories from those countries. Climb the great wall and make a Chiyogami or Japanese paper doll bookmark.

Wednesday August 8th at 10:30am at Main library
Wednesday August 8th at 1:30 at Mottet library 3523 East G street
Wednesday August 8th at 4pm at Kobitech library 212 Browns Point Blvd
Thursday August 9th at 10:30 at Fern Hill Library 756 S 84th street
Thursday August 9th at 2pm at South Tacoma 3411 S 56th street
Thursday August 9th at 4pm at Moore library 215 S 56th street

Registration is Required. Check out the library web page for the link to register at one of the following dates.

Touch a Firetruck Storytime at South Library

At my house, we adore firetrucks.  If you’ve ever had a toddler, then you know that pointing out the window and shouting “Fire Truck!!” or “Train”, even when you are alone (yes, Ive done this too) is building up to the future Slug Bug fests on family road trips.  I’m looking forward to that.

The South Tacoma Library on Saturday May 5th at  10:30am you can read some firefighter stories and then walk next door to talk to the firemen at the station house.

3411 South 56th Street
Tacoma, WA  98409
(253) 617-7809

Play Blocks Storytime at Main Tacoma Library

At the Main Tacoma library branch downtown Tacoma, tomorrow April 18th at 10:30am, you can play with toys and have a short 15 minute storytime.  This is a great idea for kids under age 3.

Join us for a shorter 15-minute storytime then play with blocks and other toys. Great for building fine motor and pre-literacy skills.

Find more times here:

Story Hour at the Conservatory

The Conservatory at Wright Park has a great and FREE storytime with an accompanying craft and science projet.  Enjoy the flowers and the warmth of the conservatory, while listening to a story.  The craft and science project helps relates the story and enhances your child’s learning.

  • March 14th – One Leaf Rides the Wind with Wind Art and Weather & Plants
  • April 11th – Secret Garden with Peek a Boo Cards and Birds & Flowers
  • May 9th – Planting a Rainbow with a Rainbow Garden and Raingardens