Storytimes

Quail Ridge Books Storytimes

You're invited! Listening to stories helps children develop a lifetime love of reading, opens their window to the world, and promotes the development of healthy emotional intelligence. Most importantly, it's fun! Our kids staff is always available to answer questions and share ideas to help you select wonderful, age-appropriate books for your child.

Mz. LINDA'S TODDLER STORYTIME
Monday mornings at 10:30 am
 

Start the week out right! Join Mz. Linda under our big tree on Monday mornings for stories, rhymes, songs, and movement. This special time is selected for our littlest readers - babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are all welcome! 

Duration: 20-30 minutes 

Note: Please plan to stay with your child. Park strollers outside of the store so that we'll have room for all!

New Beginning April 21!

UNDER THE TREE STORYTIME
Saturday mornings at 10:30 am

Every Saturday morning, join our children's booksellers as they read their favorite picture books. We'll explore faraway places and visit cozy, comfortable spots. We'll go back in time, visit the future, and celebrate the present through new books and beloved classics. Longer stories than our Monday story time, but fun for all ages! 

Duration: 30 minutes

Note: Please plan to stay with your child. Park strollers outside of the store so that we'll have room for all!

CAROLINAKINDER GERMAN STORYTIME

We host CarolinaKinder's monthly German Storytime, which introduces children to German language and culture through songs, games, and crafts. The 2018 schedule is listed below.   

Duration: 30 minutes

Note: Please plan to stay with your child. Park strollers outside of the store so that we'll have room for all!

2018 CarolinaKinder German Storytime Dates

Saturday, April 7 10:30 am
Saturday, June 2 10:30 am
Saturday, July 7 10:30 am
Saturday, August 4 10:30 am
Saturday, October 6 10:30 am
Saturday, November 3 10:30 am
Saturday, December 1 10:30 am

Here are the dates we're not having storytime:

Memorial Day weekend 
Saturday, May 26th and Monday, May 28th

Labor Day weekend
Saturday, Sept. 1st and Monday, September 3rd

Christmas/New Year
Monday Dec. 24th
Saturday Dec. 29th
Monday Dec. 31st

We have special storytimes planned on the following dates!

Celebrate Earth Day Storytime with Stacy McAnulty, EARTH! My First 4.54 Billion Years
Saturday, April 21, 10:30 am
 

Join us Under the Tree to celebrate Earth Day! We will read stories and discuss taking care of our big, beautiful planet. North Carolina author, Stacy McAnulty, will join us to read her picture book about the earth's first 4.5 billion years. Fun for children of all ages! 

Stage Door Dance Storytime 
Monday, April 23 at 10:30 am

In celebration of National Dance Week, Quail Ridge Books has teamed up with Stage Door Dance Productions. The 2018 Recital, Page to Stage, is all about bringing books and children's literature to life on stage. Our storytime will feature a few favorite, dance-themed books for children. Attendees may even leave with a few new moves! 

BYOB Storytime with Jonathan D. VossBrave Enough for Two
Tuesday, June 12 at 10:30 am

BYOB: Bring Your Own Bear (or other favorite stuffed animal) to a special storytime with NC author/illustrator Jonathan D. Voss. In his new book, Brave Enough for Two, meet Olive and her best friend, Hoot. Olive loves book-based adventures, but is she brave enough to join Hoot on a real-life adventure?